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Susanne Hilberry Gallery


Grace Serra
(810) 642-8250

January 19, 1994. Birmingham, MI ----- Current paintings and drawings by Elizabeth Murray, one of America's most prominent and esteemed artists, will be on exhibition at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery. This will be the first major Murray exhibition held in the Detroit/Michigan area since the Hilberry Gallery's 1980 show. It will open on February 18, and run through April 2.

During the late 1960's and 70's Murray continued to paint, despite the prevailing popularity of minimalism, when painting was said to be dead. She emerged as a symbol of the "reinvigoration of painting". She not only proved that painting was still alive, but that it was still valid and important.

Murray's work combines biomorphic and geometric forms, images and abstraction. The large scale and structural complexity of the twisting, shifting, undulating surfaces transform the two-dimensional into the three, pushing painting toward sculpture; while her dynamic use of color and texture further heightens the physical nature of the paintings. 

A lecture with Elizabeth Murray, and New York Art Critic Jerry Saltz, will be held on Saturday, March 5, at 11 am in Wayne State University's McGregor Conference Center. A reception will follow at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery.

The Susanne Hilberry Gallery is located at 555 South Woodward, in Birmingham. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further information pleas call (810) 642-8250.

555 South Woodward    Birmingham Michigan 48009   313 642 8250