Tyler instructor's new installation is "built by color"

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A new installation on view at Gallery2J by Katie Murken, an instructor at Temple's Tyler School of Art, received rave reviews in the Inquirer. The review calls Murken "an especially strong talent." Her current "Continua" project features 24 floor-to-ceiling columns made of reclaimed Philadelphia phone books, which have been transformed into dazzlingly colorful hand-dyed units according to a pre-established color formula. Murken's formula established a set of probabilities for choosing the colors. "The system allowed her to 'play' the color spectrum like a musical instrument," wrote art critic Victoria Donohue.