SEGMENT: Elizabeth Murray in "Humor"

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October 1, 2003

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In her studio, Elizabeth Murray is painting a shaped, colorful canvas with inflated, bulbous forms. ā€œI want there to be conflict and I want there to be tension. And yet somehow I want to make these very conflicting things live together, and not just butt up against each other.ā€ Murray has spent a lifetime developing her particular vision of zany and vibrant images, beginning with her time as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago where she was surrounded by great works of art such as the Abstract Expressionist paintings by DeKooning. ā€œI just realized this was going to be my life,ā€ says Murray.