Southeast Texas native Steve Murphy is best known for his poetically titled, minimal sculptures. Murphy attended Lamar University in Beaumont, followed by the University of Houston, where he received his B.A. in 1975. During his early years, Murphy focused on painting, but eventually experimented with sculpture; he is fascinated by the reduction of the essential elements of art – such as line, shape, color, form, space, texture and value – to basic, geometric forms, elegant in their simplicity and visual presence. He often works in series, allowing the design of sculptures to build on each other, exploring the creative possibilities of a form and the energy developed by a slight alteration in angle or line, allowing a piece to grow and mature in the series. This exhibition will feature sculptures by Murphy, created in his Houston home and studio.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website