Elizabeth Murray (American, 1940–2007) belongs to a generation of artists who emerged in the 1970s and whose exposure to Cubist-derived Minimalism and Surrealist-influenced Pop inspired experimentation with new modes of expression that would bridge the gap between these two historical models. In this context, Murray has produced a singularly innovative body of work. Warping, twisting, and knotting her constructed canvases, she has given the elastic shapes of classic surrealism a space in their own image. This comprehensive exhibition includes approximately seventy-five paintings and works on paper, from the earliest phase of Murray’s career in the 1960s through her most recent work.
October 23, 2005–January 6, 2006 The Museum of Modern Art