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10.14.14 Marina Galperina

“I’m interested in expanding my ability to ‘see’ the composition of reality,” Brenna Murphy tells ANIMAL. “I think ‘reality’ includes physical and virtual space, and the two are totally intertwined.” Murphy’s “skyface~TerraceDomain” opens at Brooklyn’s American Medium gallery on October 16th, and unlike her previous solo exhibitions that focused on a physical sculptural installation, this one is different. “With this show,” she says, “I’m […]

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06.18.14 Marina Galperina

MSHR’s stage is one giant musical instrument, a sculpture made of mirrors and fluorescent plastic. It’s laser-cut into latices of glyphs connected by wires, with plates curving into square, kaleidoscope shapes and lasers cutting through the fog. Their other instruments are custom-built from analog synthesizers, optical sensors, oscillators, light bulbs, microphones and seashells. As they perform, moving […]

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06.03.14 Marina Galperina

American Medium gallery took part in the NEWD Art Show over the weekend. It was a particularly strong selection of work, even if it wasn’t surrounded by the generally beige painterly abyss that is the Bushwick Open Studios sprawl. The highlight of American Medium’s booth is Brenna Murphy’s glyph~garland resonator sculpture, dominating with bright plexiglass and wood objects […]

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01.13.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Portland, Oregon-based artist Brenna Murphy shows detailed notes, 3D renders and workflow screenshots — the artifacts that make up “the states of pattern consciousness” inside her “cohesive ecosystem” and the piece Moon Cavern from her solo “Lattice~Face Parameter Chant” […]

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