MARGARET MURPHY : DOLLAR STORE DIVAS
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2013, 7–9 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre Condominiums 222 Montgomery Street Jersey City, NJ 07302 201.435.8000
Exhibition on view in the lobby from March 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013
SILVERMAN AND MAJESTIC THEATRE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION present “Margaret Murphy: Dollar Store Divas,” curated by Brendan Carroll. The exhibition presents a series of acrylic and watercolor paintings on paper. Murphy draws inspiration from her native Baltimore and her adopted hometown of Jersey City, with its diversity, blue-collar neighborhoods, and dollar stores.
For the last decade, Margaret Murphy has developed her own genre of portraiture: sentimental, pensive, abstract, and matter-of-fact. Murphy’s “sitters” are a collection of mass-produced figurines that she purchases in 99¢ stores. The collection includes girls, princesses, mothers, and whores, and the occasional family of bunny rabbits. Continue reading SILVERMAN AND MAJESTIC THEATRE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION present