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Oklahoma State Capitol show showcases art by Regina Murphy

A retrospective of works by Regina Murphy is focus of Oklahoma State Capitol exhibit.
Published: March 8, 2013

Two acrylics of rectangular, Southwestern style, earthen houses, called “Adobe Sunset” and “Autumn Glow,” almost read as a single diptych.

Numerous art objects and other objects are stylized just enough, interacting with the rich color schemes, of two highly accomplished acrylic paintings of interior scenes from her Collectors series.

Fantasy figures prominently in her acrylic of exotic “Bali Puppets,” manipulated with sticks, as well as in “And They Are Off,” a second acrylic on paper of puppet jockeys, starting a horse race, with strings trailing behind them.

More purely abstract are two watercolor, acrylic and collage works on paper from her Experimental series, offering us a wonderfully ethereal evocation of a “Square Dance” and a “Geisha Song.”

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the show of work by one of the state's most well-known and respected artists, is recommended during its run. A reception is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

John Brandenburg