This Zoom webinar will bring together three painters in conversation - Catherine Murphy, Chie Fueki, and Alexi Worth.
Catherine Murphy lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York. Murphy recently had a solo exhibition of new work at Peter Freeman, Inc., which was on view through January 8, 2022. Following her inaugural show at Peter Freeman, Inc. (2013), the gallery, in collaboration with Skira Rizzoli, published her first major monograph, written by John Yau with a foreword by Svetlana Alpers. Murphy studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and received a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1967. She is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and has work included in numerous museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Chie Fueki's work is visually striking and intricate, picturing contemporary life in spectacular motion. Created through a complex system of painting, drawing, cutting, and collaging onto wood panels, her practice is centered around the depiction of figures, symbols, and abstract spaces using multi-layered ornamental surfaces and fields of color. In addition to DC Moore Gallery, other solo exhibitions include Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY; Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY; Orlando Museum of Art, FL; and Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY. Fueki earned her MFA at Yale University and her BFA at The Ringling College of Art and Design. She is an inaugural recipient of the 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship. Her work is included in permanent collections of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; Orlando Museum of Art, FL; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; the Hirshhorn Museum, D.C.; and the Pizzuti Collection at Columbus Museum of Art, OH. Fueki was born in Yokohama, Japan, and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. The artist lives and works in Beacon, NY.
Alexi Worth is a Guggenheim Award-winning painter whose work explores what it means, in our digitally supersaturated environment, for pictures to be “mindmade and handmade.” In his own distinctively precise and compressed style, Worth offers puzzling, reinvented versions of ordinary things: most recently wineglasses, hands, and leaves. With subtly unusual surfaces and viewpoints, Worth’s art differs from much recent figuration in its modesty and simplicity, suggesting an effort to return the contemplative power of abstraction to figurative art. Worth has been exhibiting in New York since 2001. Also known as a critic, he has written about a wide range of artists, including El Anatsui, Carroll Dunham, Jasper Johns, and Jackie Saccoccio. Born and raised in New York, Worth has for many years worked in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn.