Elizabeth Murray has radically altered the structure of Modernist painting. Her shaped and constructed canvases, often topologically modeled in three dimensions or fitted together out of multiple jigsaw-like parts, treat figure and ground in unprecedented ways, giving the elastic shapes of classic Surrealism a space in their own image. The alternatively comfortable and cataclysmic world that her images depict would crack irrevocably if it followed Euclidean logic; instead; it constantly metamorphoses under stress. With a ...

Elizabeth Murray 2005, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780870704932

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Elizabeth Murray 1999, ABRAMS, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780810914230

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