maandag 9 juni 2008

Martin McMurray

In the hands of many of today's younger practitioners, painting is by definition a many-sourced thing. The small, fraught painted panels with which Martin McMurray, a San Francisco artist, is making his New York debut, are beholden to Philip Guston, Goya, Forrest Bess and George Catlin, as well as the comics, early American portraiture and African sculpture. Despite such widespread debts, or possibly because of their span, Mr. McMurray's works manage to be promising.
bron: NYT: Roberta Smith, September 30, 2005



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