David Murphy – Drift

Venezia - 27/02/2019 : 27/02/2019

Serata evento


  • Luogo: ALMA ZEVI
  • Indirizzo: San Marco 3357 Salizzada San Samuele 30124 - Venezia - Veneto
  • Quando: dal 27/02/2019 - al 27/02/2019
  • Vernissage: 27/02/2019 ore 18
  • Autori: David Murphy
  • Generi: serata – evento

Comunicato stampa

ALMA ZEVI is delighted to invite you for an evening dedicated to British artist David Murphy, whose solo show is currently on view at the gallery in Venice. On this occasion, Murphy's glass sculpture Spiller will be presented as part of a special display. The sculpture was produced in 2015 at Simone Cenedese, the prestigious glass factory in Murano, Venice, and returns to the city for Murphy’s first solo exhibition here. The artist's interest in the transformative properties of materials is exemplified in the highly technical composition of Spiller

The piece defies the definition of glass as a rigid and fragile entity; it’s dynamic and flowing lines are more akin to a drawing in space or a loop of material. In this sense, Spiller acts as an important bridge between Murphy’s paintings, on display in the gallery until 9 March, and his wider sculptural practice.

David Murphy (b.1983, Newcastle Upon Tyne) studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He is the recipient of the Kenneth Armitage Foundation Fellowship, London (2015-2017) and was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize (2016) and the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2017). Recent exhibitions include Bartha Contemporary London (UK), Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Milan (IT), British Council, Cairo (EG), ALMA ZEVI Venice (IT), New Arts Centre, Salisbury (UK), PEER, London (UK), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (UK). Murphy has worked on large-scale commissions for the National Trust (UK), The Dales Museum (UK) and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops (UK). His public sculpture The Blanket has recently been installed at the Piece Hall in Halifax (UK). The artist lives and works in London.

Installation views of the exhibition at ALMA ZEVI can be seen on the gallery website.