Through September, Helen Levin presented a selection of her Abstract Paintings inspired by Architecture, and a Selection of Drawing Advocacy Text in the Wagner College’s Union Gallery. Levin shared 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 shared 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.
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