Out of the Woods: Julia Purinton | Bethesda Magazine

Out of the Woods: Julia Purinton

February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – February 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo
MD 20812
Glen Echo Park Partnership

The Partnership presents an exhibition of landscape paintings by Julia Purinton. Having evolved from hunter-gatherers, humans learned to think in nature. The devastation of our habitats causes distress and despair, and we naturally find solace in the experience of landscape. Utilizing a familiar vernacular of landscape imagery in her paintings, Purinton explores psychological passage and growth: finding joy, accepting loss, or releasing regret. In the way that fairy tales metaphorically dramatize real life, her paintings illuminate aspects of personal endeavor. Whether the image is a shoreline or a forest, her subject is the importance of nature as a palliative to contemporary social malaise; each piece a meditation on the commonality of human response to the majesty and beauty of the natural world.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 4pm-6pm

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