Rough Matter: New Work by Rebecca Murtaugh

March 17 – April 16, 2017

Where:  This is a Stout Projects exhibition at Gallery Gary Giordano, 56 Bogart Street, Suite #1C,  Brooklyn, NY

Hours:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1 – 5 pm

In Rebecca Murtaugh’s first one person exhibition in New York, her protean approach to art making leads to a fascinating, tactile show that is a pivotal one for the artist.  Her sculptures are infused with a sense of wonder and discovery that invite the viewer to engage intimately. Rebecca’s work refers to experimentation and alchemy, as well as a history of the hand made.

Rebecca Murtaugh earned a Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001, a Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1995, and attended Maryland Institute College of Art in 1999. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in venues such as Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn, NY), Trestle Projects (Brooklyn, NY), The High Line (New York, NY), Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Everson Museum (Syracuse, NY), Frist Center for Visual Art (Nashville, TN), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, MI), Delaware Contemporary (Wilmington, DE), District of Columbia Arts Center (Washington, D.C.), MIT Museum (Cambridge, MA), and San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose, CA). Her work has been shown internationally at the Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein, Germany) and the Science Museum (London, UK). Murtaugh’s work has been included in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, The New Criterion, Philadelphia Inquirer, BUST, and Bushwick Daily. She is represented by Stout Projects in Brooklyn and splits her time between Queens and Upstate New York where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Hamilton College.