press release

The Architecture of Painting: Charles Burchfield, 1920 is being organized by the Columbus Museum of Art in partnership with the Burchfield-Penny Art Center and DC Moore Gallery, which represents the Charles Burchfield Foundation. The exhibition is the first to consider the importance of a body of related paintings created by Burchfield between 1918 and 1920 that depict stark houses and views of industrial landscapes. Distinguished by their austere architecture, the works employ hallmarks of modernist pictorial strategies, such as flattened space, frontality, and reductive simplicity.

The Architecture of Painting
Charles Burchfield, 1920