CURRENT EXHIBITION

TORONTO


ROBERT MURRAY

20 MARCH to 18 APRIL 2015



Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Senior Canadian sculptor, Robert Murray. Murray is known for his iconic steel sculptures that form a significant contribution to the postwar debates on abstraction, industrial fabrication and public art. This exhibition will feature a selection of small scale sculptures and work on paper.

Robert Murray, considered one of the most significant sculptors of his generation, was born in Vancouver in 1936. He studied at the University of Saskatchewan's Regina College of Art and was an active participant in the Emma Lake workshops led by critic Clement Greenberg, Jack Shadbolt, Will Barnet, John Ferren and his longtime friend Barnett Newman. Newman encouraged Murray to move to New York in 1960, he currently resides in West Grove, Pennsylvania.

Murray's work is included in major museum and private collections throughout Canada and the U.S. including: the Whitney Museum; National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario; Montreal Museum of Fine Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name only a few. Murray was honoured with a major retrospective by the National Gallery of Canada in 1999 and received the Order of Canada in 2000.

Robert Murray’s sculpture, Duet (Homage to David Smith), 1965, being restored along other work at the Cal State Long Beach Sculpture Park with the collaboration of the Getty Conservation Institute
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Murray Tioga
Tioga, 2014
watercolor on paper
15" x 22"

Murray Tioga
Tioga, 2014
watercolor on paper
15" x 22"

Murray Tioga
Tioga (interim version), 2007
painted aluminum
36” x 36”

Murray Lillooet
Lillooet, 20014
watercolor on paper
15" x 22"

Murray Lillooet
Lillooet, 20014
watercolor on paper
22" x 15"

Murray Lillooet
Lillooet, 20014
watercolor on paper
22" x 15"

Murray Kilgorie
Kilgorie, 2013
watercolor on paper
15" x 22"

Murray Burgundy
Burgundy, 2014
watercolor on paper
15" x 22"

Murray Double Diamond
Double Diamond, 2013
painted aluminum and wood
13" x 21" x 10"

Murray Becca's H
Becca's H
painted aluminum
13" x 17 1/4" x 8"