Denyse Murphy, Confluence

Denyse Murphy utilizes light sensitized paper, plastic sheeting, cloth, string and her and her family’s bodies to produce her photographs. The interaction of all these elements yield life–sized Cyanotypes that explore the self as both a tangible and intangible presence.

This series, Confluence, is featured in the Atelier Gallery at the Griffin Museum January 9 through March 2, 2014. An opening reception with the artist is January 23, 7-8:30 p.m.

Murphy’s creative spirit and handling of the medium help her create the idea for each image. She is never really sure where the creative process will take her. The image evolves with the meeting of medium and subject.

"The bodies themselves become a ground for a kind of energetic manifestation which is echoed by the string," says Murphy. "Conversely, the work also seems to evoke feelings of loss and absence."

Murphy received her BFA in painting from Florida Atlantic University. She received her MFA from Maine College of Art. She completed the Artist’s Professional Toolbox at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA and is a resident of West Newbury, MA.

A gallery talk for museum members by Denyse Murphy will take place at 6:15 p.m. January 23, 2014, prior to the opening reception for all exhibits.