Union Gallery


Helen Levin is pleased to present a selection of her Abstract Paintings inspired by Architecture, and a Selection of Drawing Advocacy Text in the Wagner College’s Union Gallery. Today, Levin shares a new exhibit focused on her architecture-inspired paintings along with published writings she wrote on behalf of getting the word out about the importance of Art and especially drawing practice in people’s lives! Levin’s recent paintings on canvas and paper have their inspiration from the exciting spaces, flow of light, angles and textures seen in today’s contemporary architecture.

This exhibit also shares mention about the artist’s drawing techniques, which she honed with adult students locally, and then shared at M.I.T. in a course in January 1994 for students of architecture, urban planning and product design, called “Accelerated Drawing and Visualization for the Design Process.” She then had an article supporting the importance of freehand drawing practice for architects’ training published in the M.I.T. Press publication:  Leonardo, International Journal of Art, Sciences and Technology (2002) Handouts of this and other art advocacy pieces are shared with the public as part of the exhibit.

Abstraction is Levin’s dedication (she’s a formalist), and that trajectory is rooted in some of the philosophy expressed by the early 20th century painters, such as Paul Cezanne Matisse, and Mondriaan.

A special Welcome is extended to the Wagner College Community, and an Appreciation Expressed to Professor Jennifer Toth for her guidance and help with this exhibit.

For more information, Helen’s website is: helenlevin.com

For inquiries, her email is: helenlevin01@gmail.com

Gallery Address:
Union Hall (Main Floor), Wagner College
One Campus Road
Staten Island, NY 10301
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Sunday 11am-6pm
Dates Inclusive:
September 6 – 30th, 2023
Gallery Director: Jenny Toth
Email: jtoth@wagner.edu
Phone: (718)-420-4132 or (718)-390-3192