There’s lots of news coming from the Handler studio this summer.
In spite of the heat, floods and usual muggy doldrums the Triangle is ablaze with show openings and events. If you’re in town and can catch one of these, here’s the scoop:
The stunning contemporary FrAnk Gallery has a new show: Animals: Forces of Nature. Murry’s recent work, Silent Wood has been juried into this show. It’s from his current series, Inserting Realism. Opening reception July 12, 6-9 PM. The show runs from July 10-Sept. 8. FrAnk Gallery, Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
Here’s what Murry has to say about his new series, Inserting Realism.
"As an abstract artist, I find it refreshing and provocative to return to realism from time to time. The core of all art rests in seeing the truth and beauty in all things. Inserting a realistic image in a semi-abstract setting provides a mental challenge that allows me to test my skills while using my favored abstract techniques. Every painting is still an experiment to me. I don't want to know exactly how my painting will end. I want the surprise of finding the end, sometimes quite by accident."
Murry Handler’s work is on display at several venues this summer, including FrAnk Gallery in Chapel Hill; Durham Art Guild, Durham; and recently in the Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh where he placed third in the cash award competition “Scope: The NC Landscapes”.
Murry will have 2 paintings from his newest series “Realism Inserted” at Greenhill's annual Winter Show this December. A semi-abstract painter known primarily for bold black and white images evocative of abstract expressionism, Murry occasionally departs to return to the realism in which he was trained.