Art Exhibition: Been There - Done That - Doing This
Updated on 05/11/2016 11:20 AM
Curated by Ann Martin
The Manhattan Beach Art Center and the City of Manhattan Beach present, BEEN THERE-DONE THAT-DOING THIS, featuring a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings executed by Jim Murray over the last four decades. Curated by Ann Martin, BEEN THERE-DONE THAT-DOING THIS will draw from three distinct series. Though seemingly different at first glance, they are in fact, united by a common commitment to a particular and personal imagery, that at its core, speaks consistently to the specificity of both time and place.
The series BEEN THERE, presents in text the early development and major influences that were set in place coming out the graduate program at Art Center College of Design. The series DONE THAT, highlights the first two series, the large scale photo realist figurative paintings from the years 1972 to 1985, as well as the more intimate charcoal and pastel landscape drawings from the years 1986 to 2005. The series DOING THIS, focuses on the most recent landscape paintings and drawings from the years 2005 to 2015. The latest works concentrate on the winter months in Yosemite National Park and current work from The Southwest.
One of the goals of this exhibition is to focus on the art, the artist and to seek out those basic issues that are common to all three bodies of work.