Bruce Muirhead, Painter and Printmaker

"Nothing is less unbiased than human sight."
-Andre Malraux

My imagery embraces ideas about paradoxes. The paradox of what is real and what is imagined; what is remembered and what is invented, what we see and what we want to see.

The figures project dream-like qualities and live in a realm where objects and images float in and out of focus like reflections in a mirror. The landscapes are from memory and imagination. They are of Upstate New York and New England. They are views of distance, space, light and horizon. The receding frames or windows are a formal device for focusing my memory and dealing with peripheral vision. They are a sort of viewfinder. I am interested in the paradox between window and picture; and the difference between vision and the painted surface.

-Bruce Muirhead