Episode 56 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Ancient and modern | AUDIE MURRAY, artist, Regina, Canada
Recorded March 11, 2022, 34 min., language english
This is a special episode created in collaboration with Independent New York for the OVR of the upcoming edition of the fair from May 5, 2022 on. Audie Murray (b. 1993) is a
multi-disciplinary Métis artist from Saskatchewan currently based in Regina. Working with themes of contemporary Indigenous culture and ideas of duality and connectivity, Murray draws on time-honoured techniques and contemporary concepts to inform her material choices. She often uses found objects from daily life, and then modifies them with special
materials and techniques as a way to reclaim or work-through the cultural content of the object. Text: Fazakas Gallery At Independent 2022 Fazakas Gallery will present a solo-show by Audie Murray in her NYC debut. In our conversation Audie talks about her background in the Métis culture, the influence the women in her family had on her work and how she combines the tradition of her people with contemporary art. She talks her practice in which she listens to the materials, cherishes their characteristics and gives great value to the process of working and the many hours she spends with that process. Audie is aware of her cultural background and researches with great joy the history of traditional materials and objects, but also finds inspiration in the works of artists like Eva Hesse or Hilma af Klint. She surfs with ease and earnestness through the different cultures, playing with their differences as well as their similarities and ultimately finds a lot of common ground in their artistic expressions. Audie Murray is part of an ancient tradition as well as a young contemporary artist in the 21st Century and merges both in her art, creating new relationships with culture and communicating those to us through her art.
Tania Willard on Audie Murray
Independent New York