nancy murphy spicer
some of the 100 things

august 27 – september 26, 2020

 

Page Bond Gallery is pleased to present Some of the 100 Things, an exhibition of new paintings by Nancy Murphy Spicer. 

Often focusing on single objects, the paintings function as meditations on everyday things one might encounter in the home, but usually wouldn’t record. Subjects ranging from a jelly jar, aging onions and pears are studied and rendered with careful devotion. Some of the still lifes seem mundane at first glance, but take on an interesting feel upon closer examination. In one of the paintings, an elephant garlic core is depicted sharp and smooth, like a bone, amidst a pink ethereal background that is both bodily and soft.

The paintings vary from heavy and painterly to light and gestural, many having an atmospheric glow. As a collection, they form a kind of personal diary of life over the past year, at times referencing seasons, family history and events, and significant places.

For Murphy Spicer, this series and project became all the more poignant during this time of the pandemic while in quarantine, creating a circumstance that further focused her attention on the small world within view at home.

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Red Onion with Pear and  Palette, 2020

Oil on canvas

22 x 28 inches

$3400

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Red Onion in Home Studio, 2020

Oil on canvas

22 x 28 inches

$3400

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Some of the 100 Things

Installation view

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Nancy Murphy Spicer

Striped Sculpture, 2019

Oil on canvas on board

9.25 x 11.25 inches

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Nancy Murphy Spicer

Striped Sculpture, 2014

Acrylic on canvas

7.5 x 9 x 2.175 inches

NFS

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Lake Willoughby Summer Storm Painting, 2020

Oil on board

7 x 7 inches

$800 unframed

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Lake Willoughby Summer Storm, 2019

Oil on board

5 x 7 inches

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Nancy Murphy Spicer

Rotten Pear Small, 2020

Oil on board

7 x 5 inches

$600 unframed

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Pear on Paper, 2020

Oil on canvas

14 x 11 inches

$1600

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Red Onion, 2020

Oil on panel

11 x 14 inches

$1600

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Red Onion with Paintings, 2020

Oil on canvas

22 x 28 inches

$3400

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Jar with Cherries, 2020

Oil on canvas

14 x 11 inches

$1600

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Three Pods, 2019

Oil on canvas

11 x 14 inches

$1600

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Overripe Pear, 2020

Oil on canvas

14 x 11 inches

$1600

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Red Onion in Bowl with Harvest, 2020

Oil on canvas

22 x 28 inches

$3400

Nancy Murphy Spicer

Red Onion with Striped Sculpture, 2020

Oil on canvas

22 x 28 inches

$3400

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