Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Huckle Murry resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

His photos are often imaginatively staged nightmares.

But they remain works of imaginative, if expressionistic, portraiture.

He leans towards the surreal and the humorous, but also often creates portraits which are erotic in the best Bretonian sense.

He has a number of photographs in which the subjects of his portraits are rendered doll-like or unreal.

Sometimes the viewer can't tell whether there's an actual human under the costume or mask.

And that ambiguous sense of presence/absence often leaves the viewer with an uncomfortable shiver--but a memorable artistic encounter.

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