The Purchase College School of Art+Design presents two Visiting Artists Lectures in March. Painter Julie Heffernan will discuss her work on March 12. Book artist Inge Bruggeman will speak on March 26. The lectures will be presented in Room 1016 of the Art+Design Building at 6:30 PM and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 914-251-6750.
Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.
Using the history of Western painting as a starting point, Julie Heffernan creates a personal iconography associated with current notions of gender and feminism. She explores the possibilities of narrative and visual density in painting as both an allusion to past traditions and a contemporary alternative to more recent forms of visual communication. She received her MFA in painting and printmaking from the Yale School of Art and Architecture and her BFA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She shows regularly with PPOW Gallery in New York and the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.
Inge Bruggeman lives and works in Portland, where she teaches Letterpress and Book Arts at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. She also runs Textura, a commission letterpress printing and book arts business. She makes a variety of her own text-based artwork focusing on the visual nature of text and the subjectivity of reading and defining. She makes artists books and publishes limited edition, fine press artists books under her imprint INK-A! Press.