Purchase College, SUNY

Purchase College is a distinguished public Liberal Arts & Science college, located 35 miles north of New York City, with renowned and unique programs in the Visual & Performing Arts, Humanities, and Natural & Social Sciences.
http://www.purchase.edu/departments/admissions

Film director and Purchase alum Hal Hartley was on campus earlier this week filming scenes from “Ned Rifle,” the final chapter in the Henry Fool Trilogy.

Shadows and Silhouettes at Suny Purchase

Photo credit: Jia-Lian Lin 

Everyone is enjoying the beautiful Spring weather on campus.

Accepted Students Day was a sell-out!
Welcome Class of 2018!

Accepted Students Day was a sell-out!

Welcome Class of 2018!

Zombie’s need love too.

Zombie Prom ‘14

Breakdancing on the mall. It’s definitely Spring on campus!

purchaseeventsbrigade:

TONIGHT:
CULTURE SHOCK 2014 ANNOUNCEMENT
CINEMA AT STOOD
10 PM
"WE DON’T BOOK THIS, BUT WE LIKE THIS" - EVERY GPC EVER

purchaseeventsbrigade:

TONIGHT:

CULTURE SHOCK 2014 ANNOUNCEMENT

CINEMA AT STOOD

10 PM

"WE DON’T BOOK THIS, BUT WE LIKE THIS" - EVERY GPC EVER

We have amazing sunsets at Purchase College.

Thanks to jia-Lian Lin and Andre Lennon for the photos.

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ALUM AND ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LAUREN BRITTON

(We mentioned Lauren as having a show at SUNY Purchase the other week, but a proper post is in order)

Lauren is a young painter who is already getting well-deserved recognition. A senior at Purchase, her work has already been shown at Weeknights Gallery (Now Associated Gallery in Bushwick), Redhook Exhibition Space in DUMBO, Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, The Forum Art Space at SUNY Purchase, and will soon be exhibiting at Associated Gallery (more information about that when we get it!).

Lauren’s newest work is the framework for ”SHIFTER”, at Gallery 1989, Larchmont, NY, now through March 20th. 

This is 1989’s Inaugural exhibition as a gallery, and I think it sets a promising tone for the space as a promoter for great emerging artists. 

About this work (bolded for emphasis):

‘SHIFTER’ […] include[s] icons created by the painter to communicate an experience of the bodily on both large canvases and smaller pieces. The term ‘shifter’ is commonly applied to the deictic nature of personal pronouns. When specifying identity, perspective and context influence implications throughout discourse. The kind of ‘she’ that a drag queen is, is not congruent with the kind of ‘she’ that an identified woman is.

[…]Britton’s works evoke the bodily through color and texture, making many references to body parts, without naming them[…]

Painting about the feeling of what it is like to be in a transitioning body, Britton’s choice in medium reflects the notion and feeling of plasticity; the elasticity of skin, the stretchy plastic-­‐paint, the compression shirts and plastic cocks commonly used for body modifications in the queer/trans experience.

Visit Lauren’s website 

Visit Gallery 1989’s Facebook for more information.

Scenes from Purchase Opera’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On stage at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College March 13 - 15. Tickets information here.