Studio Workshop for Adults

The Playful Landscape


Sunday, July 10, 2016
12 – 5 pm
Floor 4 Studio

Explore key concepts that guided the work of landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx in this class taught by artist Mark Joshua Epstein. Following an in-depth walkthrough and discussion of the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, participants will practice the art of finding abstraction in nature, investigating the relationship between topography and composition in order to create textural and layered abstract paintings that use the world around us as inspiration.

Mark Joshua Epstein (b.1979) is a visual artist and educator based in New York. Epstein's work has been shown in recent solo exhibitions at Biquini Wax, Mexico City, and Brian Morris Gallery, New York City. This summer he has work in group shows in Brooklyn, Philadlephia and Baltimore. Epstein has participated in residency programs including the Millay Colony, the Macdowell Colony and the Saltonstall Foundation. Epstein is a museum educator at MoMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Jewish Museum, and an adjunct professor at American University.

Course fee: $65 General; $50 Members.
All materials included  

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Roberto Burle Marx, design for the Minister’s Rooftop Garden, Ministry of Education and Health, Rio de Janeiro, 1938. Burle Marx & Cia. Ltda., Rio de Janeiro. © Burle Marx Landscape Studio, Rio de Janeiro. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. 

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