Have you met…Rebecca Murtaugh.


An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Rebecca Murtaugh, and she was recommended to me by Paul Behnke, and Matthew Neil Gehring.

Rebecca Murtaugh lives in Brooklyn and works in Clinton, NY.

LEANER I 2013  repurposed house paint and crystalline granules on wood  98" x 6" x 5"  photo courtesy John Bentham

LEANER I
2013
repurposed house paint and crystalline granules on wood
98″ x 6″ x 5″
photo courtesy John Bentham

Artist Statement.

“My studio practice engages an experimental and playful process with a variety of media that explore the space between sculpture and painting. I am interested in the history of objects and materials for their transformative potential. While I often work within parameters, improvisation and intuition drive my actions in the studio along with a strong desire and consideration of beauty, form and color. I maintain a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and upstate New York” RM

SENTIMENT: GLADIOLUS AND RELISH 2013  repurposed house paint and crystalline granules on plastic  28" x 20" x 15"

SENTIMENT: GLADIOLUS AND RELISH
2013
repurposed house paint and crystalline granules on plastic
28″ x 20″ x 15″ Photo courtesy of John Bentham

Other material relating to Rebecca Murtaugh.

Artist Website: Rebecca Murtaugh.

ArtSlant: Rebecca Murtaugh.

Local artists.org: Rebecca Murtaugh.

The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art: Rebecca Murtaugh.

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6 thoughts on “Have you met…Rebecca Murtaugh.

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    • I like them a lot too. At first they made me think of Andre Cadere’s work, but they are completely different. The only similarity being the use of the same support. The handling of paint, texture, and colour are her own. Me rambling.

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  3. You’re right…I saw a Cadere a few weeks back (in an interesting exhibition about him that was mainly documentation of the activity) and they were quite cack handed really – little wooden pieces (a bit like cotton reels without the ridges) threaded onto a central rod and painted in what looked like household gloss or enamel. Rebecca’s work seems to be rather more sophisticated on one level though equally ‘grungee’ on another!

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