BREAKING THE GRID, 2010

Saltworks Contemporary Art. Solo exhibition

The title of the exhbition, Breaking the Grid, is a play on the use of the grid in 3D modeling graphics programs as well as its use in Modernist Art as a stylistic device to perpetuate the idea of the monolithic and monumental. Murthy’s interest is the poetic and political potential that can rupture through when the grid is broken down. For this exhibition, Murthy continues her exploration of placing lines in space to create deconstructed grids. On the surface, a line may seem like a very simple form an idea. But below it, is a myriad of metaphors that a line may evoke - boundaries mapped, landscapes measured, in both geo-political and psychic terms as well.