The naked truth of sensory impressions find full voice in this ongoing exhibition of photographs “From Vilnius to Miami” by the well traveled brothers Robert and Patrick Murphy.
These highly successful images were shot in diverse locations such as the Amazon, Siberia, North and South Carolina as well as Miami, Florida.
Each of the photographers has a unique vision that results in works that engage the world’s beauty through keen observation of the glory of landscape, the violence of Nature, man’s architectural achievements and the human comedy. Not fully formal but steeped in quantitative creative risk, the images divide space, command color, embrace humanity and encourage personalized identification. Utilizing their extensive global experience,the Murphy’s arrive at descriptive clarity ripe with artistic ambition.
Patrick Murphy sums up he and his brother Robert’s purpose, strengths, and metaphor with a reference to a Spanish proverb quoted by Samuel Johnson and inscribed on the wall of Union Station in Washington, D.C. “He that would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him. So it is in traveling. A man must carry knowledge with him if he would bring home knowledge.”