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Thérèse Murdza at Luke’s Frame Shop
September 7, 2019
Thérèse Murdza: “TAKE MORE CAKE / promise and permissions” and “FREE CAKE / you are already home”
Portland artist Thérèse Murdza undertakes an intense exploration of four-letter words in a new body of work that will be shown at Luke’s Frame Shop in September and at Pushdot Studio in December. Her musings and anagrams forgo the obvious words, instead riffing on a prosaic vocabulary of nouns and verbs such as “know,” “tell,” “look” and, in these two solo shows, “cake.” Written in pencil or as block letters that frame brusquely painted abstract shapes, the quotidian words gain insistence through repetition.
Dec. 6-Jan. 30, Pushdot Studio, www.pushdotstudio.com