The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Friday, December 3, 2021


Platform Project Space opens a two person show by artists Ilse Sørensen Murdock and Jim Condron
Ilse Sørensen Murdock, Sawyer, oil on wood with plastic caps and wire, 2021.



BROOKLYN, NY.- Platform is presenting Toss, a two person show by artists Ilse Sørensen Murdock and Jim Condron. Toss refers to both artists’ inventive use of found and salvaged materials to push beyond the traditional rectangle of painting: things left behind are recovered and made active through their practice. Yet even with the use of unconventional materials like socks, fur remnants, plastic caps and cut wood, the artists prioritize concerns of color, texture and space.

Jim Condron’s original three-dimensional works take a painterly approach to sculpture. Like an intimist painter, there is a history and resonance in the objects chosen as raw material, ranging from socks, yarn and wood, to common household utensils. He combines found items with an immediacy and lack of preciousness towards their original use, resulting in a refreshing new look at their tactile qualities; often materials like fur feel like a brushstroke. Some of the pieces have the playfulness of surrealist sculpture. Memory is elicited from connotations associated with glimpses of recognizable fragments, as well as abstract forms and color. Paint is used formally, but also symbolically, adding another layer of meaning through color and texture. A matchbook or coin in Condron’s work serves as a pathway into the content of the piece.

Ilse Sørensen Murdock is an outdoor painter who uses the site of painting to explore a direct relationship to nature. Her openness to her surroundings is evident in her nuanced and rhythmic approach to mark making. Her large plein air paintings are made through a physical interaction with her surroundings; she lays un-stretched canvas directly on ground, feeling her way across the surface terrain below as she paints the world she sees. Meanwhile, her practice of collecting everyday plastic caps and affixing them to paintings is further testimony to her deep urge to heal from what could be viewed as our current planetary plastic binge. Visually, within the painting context, plastic caps become a reminder of the scale of the consumptive human hand, while their synthetic colors play against live color of pure paint pigment. Murdoch uses the caps to forge new color, compositional and spatial relationships with the painted surface. She aims to salvage what she can of a natural environment that at times seems to be slipping through our fingers.

Condron and Murdock traverse a fine line, questioning when using a found item is a casual gesture or whether this non-complicity with consumption, remarkably, could be viewed as a defiant act.

Jim Condron earned his MFA at the Hofffberger School of Painting of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a BA in Art History and English from Colby College. He also studied at the New York Studio School. Condron is a recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, an Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation grant. He is an Edward F. Albee Foundation fellow and has been awarded a number of other residencies.

Ilse Sørensen Murdock studied painting at the New York Studio School and philosophy and religious studies at New York University before earning a BFA from Parsons School of Design, 2000, and MFA from Rutgers University at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, 2009. She was resident of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2012. Murdock received the 2019 Cultural Award Grant from the American Scandinavian Society, concluding in an exhibition at the Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, 2020 and was included in a survey of painting Here and Now at the Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, New Jersey, 2020. She currently produces works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.










Today's News

October 23, 2021

World's largest museum for an artist? Munch gets new digs

New-York Historical Society presents "Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection"

With splendor and saints, Hispanic Society shows its treasures

Art Institute of Chicago ends a docent program, and sets off a backlash

Monumental installation by Jaume Plensa unveiled in Jersey City

Italian city defies China bid to scrap dissident's show

Christie's to offer masterpieces from the Volkart Foundation

Cartoon dreams: Netflix's Japan anime school targets booming demand

'Big John', world's largest triceratops, sells for 6.6mn euros

'He raises the bar for me': 4 artists on the influence of Bob Thompson

Morgan Lehman Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Leah Tacha

The many styles of Emma Amos, and her drive to get free

Platform Project Space opens a two person show by artists Ilse Sørensen Murdock and Jim Condron

Revolutionary model turned uncompromising painter

Vinyl is selling so well that it's getting hard to sell vinyl

Wes Anderson turns his unique eye on France

She's making history in opera. Can she help ensure its future?

Jerry Pinkney, acclaimed children's book illustrator, dies at 81

Alabama's next poet laureate writes searingly about race

Bernard Haitink, conductor who let music speak for itself, dies at 92

Cleaning bones: Maya community honors the dead

The Bruce Museum appoints Margarita Karasoulas as Curator of Art

Alan Lapidus, architect of hotels and casinos, dies at 85

The curious, astounding collection of the magician Ricky Jay

Different Ways of Styling Picture Frames on a Wall




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful