Lawless_Murphy_Tricia_Co Rd 2120Tricia Lawless Murray

“Co Rd 2010″


The work is one image from the series “Cut Out”, that chronicles a convoluted affair and is based loosely upon Marcel Duchamp’s final work of art “Etante Donnes”. In Duchamp’s work there is a nude in a landscape who is viewed through the peepholes of a large rustic wooden door. In lieu of his Arcadian landscape, the setting of ‘Co Rd 2120’ is the deep South, on the edge of a swamp where the girl was taken one night. The soft haziness represents her recollection of just one of the many nights she endured and melancholia fills in the rest. Tricia Lawless Murray was born and raised along the coast in southern California. She completed her BA in the History of Art at UC Berkeley and her MFA at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to produce fine art photography. Her work embraces the underbelly of desire as it relates to the life and death drives. The psychological and emotional nuances that arise from dejected relations are what get recorded in her imagery.

Selected by Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland.