Saturday, 25 August 2012

Mike Murray - Assembled at Home/ Cydosod yn y Cartref

Mike Murray - Who ya going to call - Seen here

My favourite show of the moment is Mike Murray's Assembled at Home/Cydosod yn y Cartref currently showing at Goat Major Projects in Cardiff.

"Mike Murray will be presenting new works on paper at GMP from 12/08. Murray's watercolours are the result of using the techniques associated with 'Free Association'. The resulting observations look at how we define and associate ideas of self-awareness and character traits through the placement and assembling of groups of what may seem random objects. All these objects come together through a process of experience, memory and personal preference which the person assembling is likely to be unaware of as it is automatic and beyond conscious knowing. The collections appear as dislocated from their surrounding, the places that bring meaning to their use and purpose are removed. A subconscious dialogue occurs between mute objects and we are invited to contemplate the meaning and purpose of the objects that surround us everyday. Mike Murray's work explores ideas and processes that we could term as surrealism, the influence of the subconscious in our everyday and what exists beneath the thin surface we mistakenly describe as reality. The resulting work presents a form of dark humour at odds with the delicate and refined process of the watercolour.

For part of Assembled at Home, Mike will be resident in the project space responding to a book of diagrams for making house hold objects that forms the title of the show."

The show continues until 28 August - look here for opening times.

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