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Abandoned America Shows and Events

CURRENT/FUTURE EXHIBITS
UPDATES COMING SOON - in the meanwhile my work is on display until the end of August at:
The Open Lens Gallery at The Gershman Y
401 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

June 18 - July 14, 2013 The Yellow Wall Gallery, Harrisburg PA Reception June 21, 2013
July 18, 2013 3 PM Presentation at the Statewide Conference on Heritage, Pittsburgh PA
September 1 - September 30, 2013 McKissick & Associates, Harrisburg PA Reception September 8, 2013
September 1 - November 12, 2013 Nurture Nature Center, Easton PA Reception September 5, 2013
October 1 - October 31, 2013 (tentative) 3rd Ward, Philadelphia Reception October 24, 2013
November 13 - December 10, 2013 St. Joseph's University Reception November 23



PAST EVENTS
Solo Exhibitions

2013
  • The Age of Consequences, Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art Gallery, Lebanon PA. April 1-28.

2012
  • The Age of Consequences, SPAS Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY. September 13-28.
  • The Age of Consequences, Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, Rochester, NY, March-May.

2011
  • The Age of Consequences, Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA, August.
  • dismantling the dream, Mulberry Art Studios, Lancaster, PA, April.
  • dismantling the dream, OK Harris Gallery, New York City, NY, January - February.

2010
  • the things we left behind, Lebanon Valley Council of the Arts, Lebanon, PA, December.
  • the things we left behind, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pittsburgh, PA, September.
  • the things we left behind, The Oyster Mill Playhouse, Camp Hill, PA, August.
  • the things we left behind, Gallery on Walnut, Harrisburg, PA, June.
  • abandoned america, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY, March - May.

2009
  • the things we left behind, Midtown Scholar, Harrisburg, PA, December 2009 - January 2010.
  • the things we left behind, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, August - September.
  • the things we left behind, Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton, Easthampton, MA, July - August.
  • the things we left behind, Mulberry Art Studios, Lancaster, PA, April - July.
  • the things we left behind, Perry County Council of the Arts, Newport, PA, February.

2008
  • the things we left behind, Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA, November - December.
  • abandoned america, Cafe on Main, Landisville, PA, October.
  • abandoned america, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon, PA, September.
  • the things we left behind, Mulberry Art Studios, Lancaster, PA, August.

2007
  • the lost world, Christiane David Gallery, Lancaster, PA, June.

2006
  • abandoned america, The Allen Theater, Annville, PA, July - November.
  • abandoned america, Square One, Lancaster, PA, May.


Group Exhibitions

2012
  • VIP MFA Art Fair, Online, Curated Group Show, June-July.

2011
  • Before and After Utopia: Images of Urban Abandonment, Absence, and Aspiration, Open Lens Gallery (as part of Design Philadelphia), Philadelphia PA, Curated Group Show, September - November. Images used in postcards and catalogs.
  • Beauty in Decay, Perry County Council of the Arts, Newport, PA, Curated Group Show, June.
  • Second Floor Gallery, Mechanicsburg, PA, August 2010 - September 2011.

2010
  • The Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Curated Group Show, July - September.
  • Images 2010, Robeson Gallery, Penn State College, State College, PA, Curated Group Show, July.
  • ArtHouse Lounge, Harrisburg, PA, October 2009 - March 2010.

2009
  • Artfest, Hershey Historical Society, Hershey, PA, Art Festival, May.

2008
  • Perry County Council of the Arts, Newport, PA, November - December.
  • Hummelstown Art Festival, Hummelstown, PA, Art Festival, September.
  • Shutter Speed, Haverstick Gallery, Carlisle, PA, Curated Group Show, August.
  • Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Curated Group Show, July - September.
  • Artfest, Hershey Historical Society, Hershey, PA, Art Festival, April.

2007
  • Gypsy Hill Gallery, Lititz, PA. February 2007 - April 2008.
  • Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA, March - December.
  • The Mount Gretna Art Show, Mt. Gretna, PA, Art Festival, August.


Publications
  • "The Age of Consequences", Blurb, self-published limited edition of 50, 2011.
  • "dismantling the dream", Blurb, self-published limited edition of 50, 2010.
  • "the things we left behind", Blurb, self-published limited edition of 50, 2009.


Articles and Essays
  • Photographer's Forum, two full page images printed, Fall 2011: 33-34.
  • Exposure Magazine, "Care of Ward 81 Review". Vol. 44:2, Fall 2011, guest book reviewer. Pages 52-53.
  • International Journal of Healthcare & Humanities, "Abandoned America". Vol. 2:2 (2008), page 12-16.
  • United Nations Chronicle, "The Rise and Fall of the State Hospital System". 43.2 (2006), pages 38-44.


Reviews
  • Talk In New York, "OK Harris Shows Elke Albrecht, Richard Hanson, Bruce Thurman, Ken Morgan, Matthew Murray". 1/16/2011.
  • Community View, "Matthew Murray's Abandoned America". 12/2010. Page 10. Full page image used for front cover.
  • The Pitt News, "Asylum Photos at Pitt". Gretchen Anderson, 9/9/2010. Page 1.
  • The Creative House of Lancaster, "Mad Max (and Liz): Beyond First Friday Dome". Max Phillips.
  • The Lancaster Post, "Artist Spotlight", 7/25/2008.


Lectures
  • Open Lens Gallery, "Imaging and Imagining Our Cities", Philadelphia, PA. 10/2011.
  • York Camera Club, "Guest Photographer Lecture", York, PA. 10/2011.
  • State Museum of Pennsylvania, "An Evening with Matthew Christopher", Harrisburg, PA. 7/2011.
  • Slate Belt Heritage Center, "Matthew Murray's Abandoned America", Bangor, PA. 5/2011.
  • University of Pittsburgh, "Matthew Murray's Abandoned America", Pittsburgh, PA. 9/2010.
  • Preservation Pennsylvania, "Matthew Murray's Abandoned America", Harrisburg, PA. 5/2010.
  • Yellow Wall Gallery/Midtown Scholar, "Matthew Murray's Abandoned America", Harrisburg, PA. 1/2010.
  • Central Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, "The Rise and Fall of the State Hospital System", Lancaster, PA. 6/2009.
  • Milton Hershey Medical Center, "The Rise and Fall of the State Hospital System", 1/2009.
  • Hummelstown Historical Society, "Matthew Murray's Abandoned America", Hummelstown, PA. 9/2008.
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