WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A reception for Julie Langsman and her exhibition, Revising Paradise, will be held on Thursday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Richard & Dolly Maas Gallery on the campus of SUNY-Purchase.
The exhibition is hosted by The School of Art+Design at Purchase, and will run through March 21. The Gallery is located within the Visual Arts Building.
The exhibit is a collection of paintings and drawings by Langsman, a graduate of Purchase. She is currently an assistant professor of drawing at Rutgers University.
The exhibit presents a new series of works that reflect on how the modernist architecture of the campus and its utopian ideals influenced her artistic practice. Langsam is best known for her paintings of iconic Modernist buildings designed by celebrated architects such as Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier.
Within these paintings, the isolated buildings are positioned on the horizon line between an expansive and lustrous sky at sunset, and abstract color fields derived from Ad Reinhardt’s paintings from the 1950s.
Langsman brings these paintings full circle to Purchase College, where the grand scale and the flatness of the buildings highlight the architectural legacy of the college, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes within a rural landscape in the early 1960s and ‘70s.
More information about the exhibit is on the SUNY Purchase website.