A Key

A Key was part of a show entitled Aura that I shared with a dear friend, Laureen Lansdown.  It took two and half months, drafting and then painting, and ended up 1.4x9.8m in size.  Aura was open at c3 Contemporary Art Spaces at the Abbotsford Convent March 27-April 14, 2013, in Gallery 2.  Below is the statement that accompanied it:

The awe that can arise from simple encounters with light, colour and geometry, and how this can be a transcendent experience, is the focus of James Murnane’s practice.  Dwelling upon the shapes found in decorative stained glass windows, and their gracious capacity to transform dark interior spaces, James has created a painting installation that emphasises the impact of light.  Deeply impressing upon the senses, then the mind and then the heart, A Key aims to draw the person immersed in it from aesthetic experience to transcendent experience.  

A Key, 2013
Acrylic and pencil on paper, 140 x 980cm