Acclaimed perceptual artist Michael Murphy is no stranger to captivating the art world with his one-of-a-kind, three-dimensional works of art. Now, you can witness the largest single collection of Murphy’s creations in Chicago at ‘Perceptual Experience: The Art Exhibition’ through Jan. 28th at The Shops at North Bridge, 540 N. Michigan Avenue. It’ll wow you… 👟 Get your tickets here!
The New York-based artist is having a homecoming of sorts for the world premiere of this crowd-pleasing experience, having received his master of fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Murphy’s profound work spans a wide spectrum of topics, from enchanting and whimsical pieces like the luminous ‘Electric Butterfly’ and crowd-pleaser ‘Wow,’ a fan favorite to photograph, to addressing pressing topics such as war and immigration with thought-provoking works such as ‘No War.’ On entry, Chicagoans are challenged to identify the 80 city icons that make up his newest work dedicated to the city.Dare to question, explore, and challenge your perceptions through art!
Now, Chicagoans have a limited-time opportunity to experience these mind-blowing, shape-shifting works before they leave on a worldwide tour. Get your tickets for this perceptual playground great for all ages where art and illusion meet!
Perceptual Experience is officially open in Chicago through January—grab your tickets now and bring your creativity for great photo and video opportunities at this unique art show!
Perceptual artist Michael Murphy is known worldwide for his viral works of art and has collaborated with top brands such as Nike, Netflix, NFL, Google, and ESPN, and many others. The modern art master blends multiple images into a single sculpture, so depending on your vantage point, you’ll see something different at any angle.
The artist encourages viewers to question their perception, continually conveying powerful statements through his artwork. Among the notable pieces on display in Chicago are the modern-day Mona Lisa, ‘Diamonds,’ the widely recognized ‘Woman Power,’ the Michael Jordan-inspired ‘AIR,’ and a brand new creation dedicated to the city featuring 80 icons that spell out the word ‘CHICAGO.’ His mesmerizing piece, ‘Wow’ is made up of over 1,000 mini disco balls, making it a must-see in person!
Another standout is ‘AIR,’ which ingeniously resembles an Air Jordan 1 sneaker from one angle and seamlessly transitions into the iconic Jumpman silhouette from another.
Murphy’s inspiration for this piece arises from his deep connection with the Jordan brand — he was a childhood fan and later was commissioned to fashion the Air Jordan sculpture for Niketown in Chicago back in 2014.Enjoy these mind-altering, multi-dimensional pieces at the exhibition now open in Chicago!
In a conversation with Danny Agnew of Inside Hoook, Murphy said of his work: “I arrived at ‘perceptual art’ because the emphasis of my work is largely on the viewer’s perception. After many years of creating, I started to realize that what I was trying to make wasn’t just an object or an image, but I was trying to create experiences that viewers would have. The experience that the viewer has is essentially the finished product.”
Perceptual Experience is now open for a limited time on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile (540 N. Michigan Ave. at the corner of Michigan and Ohio), and tickets are still available! Get yours to catch Murphy’s mind-bending work while it’s in Chicago.
The exhibit has already received five-star reviews from attendees who have experienced this exclusive event.