• ROBERT MURRAY @ Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto

    Date posted: March 29, 2015 Author: jolanta
     Robert Murray, Double Diamond, 2013 painted aluminum and wood, 13" x 21 x 10"

    Robert Murray, Double Diamond, 2013
    painted aluminum and wood, 13″ x 21 x 10″


    20 MARCH to 18 APRIL 2015

    OPENING RECEPTION 20 MARCH, 6pm to 9pm


    Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Senior Canadian sculptor, Robert Murray. Murray is known for his iconic steel sculptures that form a significant contribution to the postwar debates on abstraction, industrial fabrication and public art. This exhibition will feature a selection of small scale sculptures and works on paper.
    Robert Murray, considered one of the most significant sculptors of his generation, was born in Vancouver in 1936. He studied at the University of Saskatchewan’s Regina College of Art and was an active participant in the Emma Lake workshops led by critic Clement Greenberg, Jack Shadbolt, Will Barnet, John Ferren and his longtime friend Barnett Newman. Newman encouraged Murray to move to New York in 1960. He currently resides in West Grove, Pennsylvania.
    Murray’s work is included in major museum and private collections throughout Canada and the U.S. including: the Whitney Museum; National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario; Montreal Museum of Fine Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name only a few. Murray was honoured with a major retrospective by the National Gallery of Canada in 1999 and received the Order of Canada in 2000.



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