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MAY 14 - JUNE 15, 2009

Althea Murphy-Price

HAIR ON FIRE

MAY 14 - JUNE 15, 2009

Althea Murphy-Price

HAIR ON FIRE

Caryl BurtnerSonya ClarkTalia GreeneRuth MartenAlthea Murphy-Price | Loren Schwerd

Curated by Mark Sloan, “Hair on Fire” represents six contemporary artists who explore the diverse history of human hair through their art—from its significance in mythology, cultural anthropology, fashion, and folklore, to its rich metaphorical possibilities. Each artist creates works that are either made of, incorporate, or relate to the hirsute. Artists featured are Caryl Burtner, Sonya Clark, Talia Greene, Ruth Marten, Althea Murphy-Price, and Loren Schwerd.

Althea Murphy-Price received her MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Elkins Park, PA, in 2005; MA in Painting and Printmaking from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IA, 2003; and a BA in Studio Fine Arts from Spelman College in Atlanta in 2001. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Philadelphia, Richmond, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, and Cincinnati. Currently living in Bloomington, IN, Murphy-Price is an Assistant Professor in Printmaking at the Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University.

Althea Murphy-Price

HAIR ON FIRE

MAY 14 - JUNE 15, 2009
ARTIST STATEMENT

My love for art comes from a love of making. Hair texture, style, color, and their cultural associations have influenced my interest in the elaborate decoration of form and space. My creative process is one that parallels an approach to styling hair. The variable and compliant nature of hair allows me the freedom to work in a number of ways rooted in ornamentation. In the attempt to disguise the material, deception is a distinctive characteristic in manifestation of the artificial and ephemeral. Forms of accoutrements found within fashion, such as clothing, jewelry, and formal hat wear serve as visual cues for my own expression.

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