Selfless: An Exploration of Relationships through Portraiture

Selfless: An Exploration of Relationships through Portraiture

2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

August 16 – September 14, 2017

  • Reception with Artist Talk: September 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Meghan Murray, The Umbrella’s 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence, has spent her yearlong residency examining relationships. As a portrait artist, she finds inspiration and joy in people and their narratives, especially those of the unique Umbrella community. Her series this year pushes the boundaries of formal oil portraiture in an attempt to capture the intimacy and presence of relationships.

Selfless is a celebration of the narratives that surround us. The work explores the human capacity for care and empathy, while also challenging the exchange between viewer and subject. In Selfless, Murray presents portraiture as a tender observation of the relationships in our lives and how we take care of each other.