Compact Worlds. Literally. By Artist Kendal Murray.

Kendal Murray's Compact Worlds

Australian artist Kendal Murray works in miniature to create playful little narratives imbued with social, symbolic and personal meaning. Setting the stage for these tiny mixed media scenarios are grass-covered coin purses, glass teapots and the ones that intrigue me the most – metal mirrored compacts.

Compact Worlds

The compacts take Murray’s worlds into another dimension. The sculpture can be viewed in its reality or in the small reflection of the compact which adds another viewpoint to the narrative- literally.

Disguise, Surprise, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8 x 9 x 9 cm, $1,400
disguise_surprise

Seeker, Sleeper, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 9 x 8.5 x 10.5 cm, $1,400
seeker_sleeper

Yonder, Wonder, Ponder, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 9.5 x 9 x 9.5 cm, $1,400
yonder_wonder_ponder

Humming, Forthcoming, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8 x 8 x 9 cm, $1,400
humming_forthcoming

Yield, Concealed, Afield, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8 x 7.5 x 8.5 cm, $1,400
yield_concealed_afield

Sibling Quibbling, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 7.5 x 7 x 8.5 cm, $1,400
sibling_quibbling

Soul Mate, Best Mate, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 9 x 8 x 10 cm, $1,400
soul_mate_best_mate

Seek Peak, So To Speak, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8.5 x 8 x 8.5 cm, $1,400
seek_peak_so_to_speak

Face Off, Show Off, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 9 x 9 x 9.5 cm, $1,400
face_off_show_off

Late, Equate Irate, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 9 x 8.6 x 10 cm $1,400
late_equate_Irate

Come Around, Lost Or Found, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8 x 8 x 8.5 cm, $1,400
come_around_lost_or_found

Declare, Scare, Swear, 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8 x 7.5 x 9 cm, $1,400
declare_scare_swear

Conflate, Restate, Real Estate , 2014
mixed media assemblage, 8.5 x 11 x 9 cm, $1,400
conflate_restate_real_estate

Bye-Bye, Reply, Awry, 2012
mixed media assemblage in metal compact, 6 x 5.5 x 6.5 cm, $1,400
Bye-Bye, Reply, Awry,

Esteem, Dream, 2012
mixed media assemblage in metal compact, 8.5 x 8.2 x 9 cm, $1,400
esteem_dream

Forsake, Double Take, 2012
mixed media assemblage in metal compact, 8.5 x 7.5 x 10 cm, $1,400
forsake_double_take

Seaside Stride, Pride Confide, 2012
mixed media assemblage in metal compact, 8 x 7.5 x 8.5 cm, $1,400
seaside_stride

at top: Gaze, Appraise, Display, 2014, mixed media assemblage, 9.5 x 9 x 10 cm, $1,400

Kendal Murray

To inquire about the above works please contact The Arthouse Gallery

all images courtesy of the Arthouse Gallery