‘The End of the World (Monday Morning)’

Inspired by a section of I-5 south near Renton, where the telephone wires and foliage were caught in a specific light, Abraham Murley started with a graphite gesture drawing. He then added acrylic paint and pasted on pieces of paper, trying “to get the color and value of Mount Rainier right.”

“A friend of mine said my work feels like the end of the world and I liked that,” Murley says. The title of this piece also references “the feeling of emptiness” on his Monday morning commute. “Emptiness mixed with terror and melancholy perhaps.”

On view at Linda Hodges Gallery Oct. 6–29.