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10/28/13    
10:00 AM   -  5:00 PM
Visual Arts - Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery
 

Time/Place
Artists: Julian Kreimer, Beth Livensperger, George Rush

Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery
On View: October 28-November 22, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 4:30-7pm
Artists Panel Discussion, moderated by Susanna Heller: Thursday, November 7, 4:30-5:30pm

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm
The Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery is located in the Visual Arts Building at Purchase College, SUNY

The Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery in the School of Art+Design presents Time/Place, featuring the work of painters Julian Kreimer, Beth Livensperger and George Rush. All three grapple with painting's capacity to organize and disorganize visual information and our minds' ability to tease out meaning from colored, mucky zones. All three artists play with notions of spatial organization. Modernist structures and glass vitrines corral and compress their inhabitants. Nature is tamed through urbanization and the grid. Flat planes and fragmented sections of painterly information can create depth through accumulation and interrelation.

Julian Kreimer uses disparate methodologies towards linked aims. Both his onsite and abstract paintings enact the unpredictable process by which one glimpse replaces another.

Beth Livensperger's paintings of unpeopled storage and restoration spaces in museums depict dizzying series of reflections and plays of pictures-within-pictures.

George Rush combines digital printing with acrylic painting to present a modernist interior populated by figures in white-collar casual dress, often juxtaposed with unexpected hallmarks of contemporary culture. He draws attention to the schism between objects, people, and the spaces they occupy.

These artists play with the malleability of their material and how it disrupts or augments the illusion of the picture. Thick paint can represent light; a landscape can dissipate into slashes; liquid can mimic solid. Forms are both idealized and curdled by paint just as seeing is both sharpened and confused by paintings.

Versions of the exhibition were exhibited at the Rhode Island School of Design in October of 2012, and at Denison University in Ohio in March of 2013. A catalogue with an essay by Jennifer Coates will accompany the exhibition.

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Beth Livensperger is a painter who lives and works in Queens, NY. Her recent exhibitions include Inhabitant at Tomato House, Brooklyn, and New York New Work at Gallery4Walls in Seoul. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Purchase College, SUNY.

George Rush has exhibited has exhibited his work nationally and internationally since 2001. He is Assistant Professor of Art at The Ohio State University.

Julian Kreimer lives in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited at Von Lintel Gallery, Artist House Party Presents, Weeknights Gallery, and Lenore Gray Gallery, among others. He is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Contemporary Theory at Purchase College, SUNY and a contributor to Art in America.

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The School of Art+Design, part of the School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY, offers premiere programs that prepare students for careers in the visual arts and design, as well as lives informed by aesthetic experience. The school honors tradition, encourages experimentation & collaboration, develops critical thinking, and embraces new concepts, materials, and technologies. A faculty of working artists is committed to creating a supportive climate in which students are passionate about learning to see, to think, to make, and to reflect. Our graduates are leaders in cultural production throughout the world. Located within the School of Art+Design, the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery presents exhibitions that provide professional context for students and interact with their daily classroom experience. The gallery's program focuses on emerging artists, A+D alumni, current faculty, and student work.

School of the Arts exhibitions and programs in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery are supported, in part, by the Purchase College Foundation and through an endowment from Richard and Dolly Maass.

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School of the Arts exhibitions and programs in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery are supported, in part, by the Purchase College Foundation and through an endowment from Richard and Dolly Maass. ported, in part, by the Purchase College Foundation and through an endowment from Richard and Dolly Maass. mni, current faculty, and student work.

School of the Arts exhibitions and programs in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery are supported, in part, by the Purchase College Foundation and through an endowment from Richard and Dolly Maass.

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School of the Arts exhibitions and programs in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery are supported, in part, by the Purchase College Foundation and through an endowment from Richard and Dolly Maass. ported, in part, by the Purchase College Foundation and through an endowment from Richard and Dolly Maass.
 
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