Exhibition Detail

Brenna K. Murphy: Crossing


Brenna K. Murphy

Exploring the process of grief and the chasing of elusive, tenuous connections to the dead, Brenna K. Murphy’s work centers on the repetitive and laborious construction of handmade lace using threads harvested from the clothing of a close friend who recently passed away. Through installation, sculpture, and performance, Murphy asks how grief can be expressed by and embodied in the physical labor of making, and encourages us to fully embrace our experiences of loss—to sit with them, make something, and discover the myriad, often surprising, revelations they have to offer.

Brenna K. Murphy is a 2018 MFA in Art candidate.

Website: Brenna K. Murphy