Artists Michael Murphy, Melissa Arendt in
new exhibition at S.F.'s 111 Minna Gallery
Forgetting modernism is certainly not something our readers have to worry about. And when they think 'tectonics,' San Franciscans in particular might be excused if they are more concerned with the earth's shifting crust than with an aesthetic.
But these concepts are great sources of inspiration, however, to San Francisco artist Michael Murphy.
The result will receive its largest showing yet when Murphy and fellow artist Melissa Arendt are featured in 'Tectonic Array,' an exhibition opening with a reception September 5 and running through September 27 at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco.
Murphy, who was profiled extensively with a cover story in CA-Modern magazine in 2013, grouped his 30-odd pieces in the show in three categories: a selection of paintings including some new work, and the vivid giclee prints comprising his two series frequently shown throughout San Francisco, 'Forgotten Modernism' and 'Super Sonic.'
He noted that, stemming largely from the popularity of San Francisco Victorians, the city's foremost modernist structures are often...