M2, Arkansas’ largest art gallery, has announced it will be launching a new biennial show on Sept. 23, titled M2 EXP: The M2 Experience.  


“We wanted to start doing something different, something unexpected, something more than a typical art show or gallery opening,” Mac Murphy, the owner of M2, said. 


The M2 EXP show will feature numerous artists with their new work, and so much more. Paper is currently covering the windows as M2 is closed for several days in order to get ready for the show. 

(Photo Courtesy of M2 Gallery)


“We will be transforming our space into a unique experience,” Murphy said. “There will be multimedia areas, installations, areas where you will definitely want your photo taken – from top to bottom, we are going to create an exceptionally-curated show and experience.” 


Ashley Murphy, owner, will be featured in the gallery among several other artists. Murphy will be debuting her latest Pills series – which is a mix of photography, paint, mixed media and pills. 


(Photo courtesy of M2 Gallery)


“I’ve been working on this body of work for the past six months, challenging myself to push beyond photography,” Murphy said, explaining her artistic process. 


MILKDADD, Bryan Frazier, William Goodman, Michael Shaeffer, Crystal C. Mercer, Charles Henry James, Taylor Shepherd, Sabine Danze, Tim West, Cheryl Keller and other artists will have their works on display. 


“At EXP, I really want to play with the idea of space and environment,” Shaeffer said. “I’ll be launching a new series of the Bananas Can’t Sue shoes and also taking them off the walls and into the space itself. I’ll also be pulling from my merchandising background to create an experience as I continue to play with the concept of culture as commodity.” 


(Photo courtesy of M2 Gallery)



This show is open to the public and will be a free entry exhibit. 


After the show, an after party will commence at South on Main, which will feature Frazier’s band, Diamond States


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