Artwork by Jennifer  Murphy,  Bird Snakes (2015)
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Consignor Canadian Fine Art
326 Dundas St West
Toronto ON M5T 1G5
Ph. 1(416)479-9703

Lot #9

Jennifer Murphy
Bird Snakes (2015)

collage
22 x 11.5 ins ( 55.9 x 29.2 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $2,500.00 - $3,000.00

Closes September 26th at 02:15:00 PM EDT

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Provenance:
Private Collection
Literature:
Bill Clarke, “Jennifer Murphy”, Canadian Art (Spring 2011), page 124
The orderly precision with which Murphy combines discrete elements in her collages to create hybrid natural forms belies the element of chance that informs their creation. Constructed from images found while travelling between Toronto, Los Angeles, and Joshua Tree in 2015, “Bird Snakes” is a product of the artist’s serendipitous interactions with different environments and visual sources: science and natural history textbooks and “National Geographic” magazines culled from yard sales, second-hand shops, and used book stores. Part of a large installation of collages and sculptural assemblages included in the 2015 exhibition “Caravansary of Joy” at Clint Roenisch Gallery, this work was also featured in “Nasty”, a 2017 group exhibition held at Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto. Whether presented in isolation or in intricate groupings, Murphy’s works possess a sinuous dynamism, reminding the viewer of the interconnectedness and inherent order to all things in nature.
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Jennifer Murphy
(1974)

Jennifer Murphy is a Toronto-based artist working in collage and mixed media. She has been long-listed three times for the Sobey Art Award and has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Power Plant, Toronto; White Columns, New York; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Murphy’s work has recently been featured in a solo exhibition at Gallery 44, and in group exhibitions at 8eleven and Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto. In 2012, she participated in the thematic residency A PAPER A DRAWING A MOUNTAIN led by Silke Otto-Knapp and Jan Verwoert at the Banff Art Centre. Her work has been featured in publications such as Canadian Art, C Magazine, Flash Art, Juxtapose, N+1, Bad Day, Hunter and Cook, Millions, The Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail. Murphy’s work resides in numerous private and corporate collections including TD Bank Group, the Bank of Montreal, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, MedCan and the Drake Hotel. She is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto.