Julie Langsam’s artistic work references everything from the early American Hudson River School to modernist abstraction — often in the same painting.
Julie Langsam’s latest series features paintings of the floor plans of famous buildings, realized as a combination of colored rectangles that look like an updated Piet Mondrian piece.
Julie Langsam thrives off of failure.
Langsam, a painter who will lecture at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hultquist Center, grew up with the idea of modernism as a search for the ideal. She was attracted to that concept of looking for ideal forms, societies and lives, but she couldn’t make herself believe in it.