Hackney Residency artist David Murphy at PEER
David Murphy in his studio at Matchmakers Wharf with Moira Sinclair, Executive Director of Arts Council England and Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney. Photo: Greg Goodale (2012)
David Murphy Certain Impacts
27 March to 17 May 2014
Opening Wednesday 26 March from 6 to 8pm
FREE gallery talk: Saturday 29 March 4pm Helen Pheby, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in conversation with David Murphy. Click here to reserve a place.
Hackney Studio Residency artist David Murphy will be showing recent drawings and sculpture at PEER from 27 March to 17 May. Certain Impacts is David’s first solo show in London and is a presentation of recent drawings and sculpture. These two elements of his practice are a parallel and complementary activity rather than a developmental progression of two-dimensional study to final realisation in three dimensions.
‘From architecture to anthropology, tool-making to trade routes, my practice takes up aspects of inherently human activity that begin with the hand.’ David Murphy
The work at PEER was produced while Murphy was the recipient of the Hackney Studio Residency from October 2012 – March 2014 based at Acme Studios’ new-build Matchmakers Wharf artists’ studios on the site of the Lesney Matchbox Toys Factory in Homerton. The 18-month residency included a large rent-free studio, £10,000 bursary and support and mentoring from the partners involved: Acme, PEER and Hackney Council’s Cultural Development Team. The residency was first and foremost an opportunity for David to develop his studio practice, while also exploring the history of the site and the people associated with it.