by The Crystal Beach in New Art on Wednesday 16 January 2013

‘The future is already here; it’s just not very evenly distributed’ (William Gibson). That quote comes to mind each time I visit Brenna Murphy’s ever-changing website. The Portland-based artist always seems to be a couple of steps ahead of the game. Her otherworldly hologram-like puzzles of marbelized baroque mandalas form an intertwining ecosystem that seems so near and yet so remote. Her art manages to spark an excitement of trying to discover and access her dense and rich digital environments, which I haven’t felt for a long time. Perhaps in a few years from now I’ll understand it. Until then, I remain amazed.