We are delighted and proud to present Jack Murray’s solo show. For those of you who live in, or visit, London you will be familiar with work from Jack’s alter ego PANIK and that of his crew ATG.
This show, a culmination of reflective deep thought and hard-earned experience, is a joy for the senses and asks the questions that we have all been asking since we could.
“We are born and then we die, everything in-between is a series of conflicting emotions which determine our experience on this planet. As people in today’s society we often let our desires to obtain material possessions, a certain lifestyle, or to chase quick-fix highs con- trol our experiences and determine our emotions throughout life, yet these things usually hold no connection to achieving inner happiness and will be of no importance when we die.
Nothing is guaranteed in this life except death, and we never know when that time will come. We live in a world of impermanence, where everything around us is slowly changing until one day it exists no longer, so why do we spend our lives chasing a superficial dream in the belief that when we get there everything is going to be perfect?
When this perfect existence will only begin to fade once we get there. If tomorrow is never guaranteed, then surely we should realize that life is not something we were ever meant to ‘win’, we should appreciate as much as possible in the present whether that’s a relationship built between you and a loved one, or elements of the untainted natural world that are much bigger than some of the things we get lost in daily.
In the end the only things that will matter are the relationships we have formed with people and the things we have seen and learned about the world, the rest is a series of obstacles put before us, sparking reactions that will guide us one way or the other, and these reac- tions will ultimately determine our own happiness. The theory that by focusing on the simple, pure things around you, you will become more happy, content and less concerned with complications that arise day to day and in turn hopefully influence others in a positive way, is something which I have been meditating on while creating this body of work and I’m sure will continue to influence my work, in some shape or form, throughout my lifetime.” – JM 2012
Come and see one man’s vision of equilibrium at the Orange Dot Gallery from the 8th November til the 29th.
Equilibrium – something we all seek, very few find….
The exhibition runs from 8th-29th November
Equilibrium / Solo Exhibition / Jack Murray / Private View / 7th November 2012 / Exhibition / Tuesday-Friday / 11-5 / Orange Dot Gallery / 54 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9RG / Lawrence@the-orangedot.com / orangedotgallery.co.uk / jack-murray.com /