Thursday, June 2, 2011

Boys with guns: Prudence Murphy

Join us at MGA on Saturday 4 June for the opening of Prudence Murphy's new exhibition Boys with guns.

Murphy’s exhibition Boys with guns is a photographic series depicting children’s spontaneous weapon play, shot in Rhyl, a small coastal town in North Wales.

Murphy chose the location, cast local boys and allowed them to improvise their own games. Armed with plastic toy guns, sticks and water pistols, the boys played for several hours in the Welsh summer twilight.

Murphy has shown widely in Sydney and Melbourne including Future Forms, at Counihan Gallery in 2010, a typological series of photographs of found Lego structures, which emphasised their monumental and sculptural nature.

Intrigued? Hear Prudence talk about her work at 2pm this Saturday 4 June 2011 followed by the opening at 3pm

Prudence MURPHY
Rhyl #1 from the series Boys with guns 2011
archival pigment print
80 x 110 cm
courtesy of the artist

No comments:

Post a Comment