Parallax(e) Series (1995)
"The term 'parallax' refers to the perceptual difference in an object which results from a shift in perspective. It describes what Murray believes is a basic truth: that every 'fact' and every object has multiple, sometimes conflicting, meanings. [and] that the contradiction inherent in any object or idea is its most dynamic attribute. [...] Contrariety is not, for Murray, a simple or neat idea. It has little to do with duality or opposition. For all the drama that they possess, oppositions are stable; they are intellectual balancing acts intent on maintaining equilibrium. [...] Murray proposes that things can be both what they seem and much more as well." — Excerpt from Jan Hadlaw, "On Recent Work" (catalogue essay)
Photos: © Denis Farley, 1995
Catalogue essay: Jan Hadlaw, “On Recent Work,” traduit par Anne-Marie Garceau, “À propos d'œuvres recentes,” J. Hadlaw, T. Weva, and D. Liss, R. Holland Murray: recent works | œuvres récentes, Galerie Liane et Danny Taran, Centre des arts Saidye Bronfman, 1999, (18–19).
Ecto Endo Series1983