Sara van der Heide, a former exchange student at Purchase College, is exhibiting a series of drawings and paintings in a solo show at the De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art in the Netherlands through March 2. The exhibition features the work of the artist over the past two years.
In 2006, Sara van der Heide, who grew up in the Netherlands with adoptive parents, returned to Korea, her country of birth, for the second time. The paintings that she produced following her stay in South Korea comprise a reflection on a history and culture which could have, but did not, become her own.
The exhibition also includes work she created in New York on an artist-in-residence grant—paintings in which mental images play a significant role.