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Ryan Sarah Murphy

Ryan Sarah Murphy is a New York City-based artist, represented by C24 Gallery. Her body of work, which includes sculptures, videos and drawings, provides a multi-dimensional deconstruction of the intuitive, creative process, as expressed through different mediums and technologies. Murphy’s sculptures are generated from the random discovery of discarded pieces of cardboard that she finds throughout the streets of New York City. Initially drawn to these materials because of their color, she strips them of any identifiable markings such as logos or lettering, then cuts and layers the torn pieces into raw, elegant constructions that allude to cross sections of buildings or overhead maps. The works act as visual meditations on geographical location, placemaking and spatial awareness, fueled by the pure, energetic power of color combinations and their visceral impact. Her solo exhibition, Structural Integrity, is on view at C24 Gallery through September 23rd. Her work will also be on view in the Gallery’s booth at Art on Paper from September 8th – 11th.

Ryan Sarah Murphy, Throughway – Black Lines 1, 2021, Unpainted cardboard on Arches paper, 14.5 x 23.25 x .25in. (36.8 x 59.1 x .6cm)






Ryan Sarah Murphy, Echo Chamber 3, 2021, Acrylic and graphite on paper, Unframed Dimensions: 8 x 14in. (20.3 x 35.6cm)
Ryan Sarah Murphy, En route, 2019, Found (unpainted) cardboard, cut book covers, foamcore 26.5 x 34 x 2.5in. (67.3 x 86.4 x 6.4cm)
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  1. […] Ryan Sarah Murphy joined us at the end of August 2022 to discuss her show Structural Integrity at C24 in NYC, which runs until September 23. The title of the show works on a few levels, Murphy says, one related to building and construction and another examining the materials she chooses, mainly cardboard, and upholding the integrity of these. Murphy seeks out colored cardboard, which she does not paint, cutting any logos or graphics out and using the leftover colors to construct her work. To hear more about her process, this show and more, listen to the complete interview. […]


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