“To make the five shaped panels, Murray shot double exposures of ten of those sites, once in the summer, and again in the winter, then painted atop the negatives. His broad brush strokes are so dynamic that they almost obscure that landscape, but the stark slivers of it that he reveals speak to his family’s narrow escape.” Read more here.
“Wil Murray is more influenced by literature than by visual art, a fact made clear by the title of his contribution to the Alberta Biennial.
The Onlyes Power Is No Power takes its name from Russell Hoban’s post-apocalyptic novel Riddley Walker. The phrase encapsulates the main character’s revelation during a séance and, as Murray explains it, means ‘power actually lies in not struggling for power, it lies in giving up the idea of power.'” Read more about Wil Murray at Alberta Biennial here.
Wil Murray will discuss his new body of work THE ONLYES POWER IS NO POWER (2017) which charts two intersecting histories across the Canadian prairies, as part of the exhibition ‘for the time being: 2017 Alberta Biennial of contemporary Art’ on Sunday, 25 June 2017, 2pm. Find more information here.
Wil Murray is included in the 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art ‘for the time being’ which runs from 24 June – 10 September 2017. Opening reception on 24 June 2017, 6 – 9pm at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada. Find more information here.
Emily McDermott has interviewed Wil Murray about his practice and influences for TWYLA. You can read the piece here.
Work by Wil Murray will be included in the 28th Annual Gala and Art Auction at Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, which will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 6:30pm. For more information, click here.
Wil Murray’s solo exhibition ‘SPRAYCAN SEA. OHH BARED ASS, VET HER’ opens on Friday 4 November at Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary, Canada, and continues until 26 November. Murray will give an artist talk on Saturday 5 November. More info.