A Siberian cold front sweeping across Europe has caused freezing temperatures and snow in the most unusual of places. Such is the case with Athens, where the ancient Acropolis was coated in a powdery dusting of snow. The sub-zero temperatures across Greece threw the country into a bit of a panic, with flights canceled and schools closing.
Michael Murphy challenges the boundaries between the second and third dimensions in his art. What appears to be a painting is, in fact, a series of dissected layers, forming a figure when viewed from the right angle. His series, LOOK, forces the viewer to move around and observe each comprehensive piece from different perspectives.
In addition to the optical illusions he creates, Murphy works in a variety of mediums that include multi-layered sculptures, nail portraits, wire sculptures, sound installations, and shadow portraits. If you’re in New York, you can view LOOK at Gallery Nine5 which is currently on exhibit until October 6, 2011.