William Campbell Gallery is pleased to spotlight the work of gallery artist, Julie Lazarus. We are
excited to announce her upcoming exhibition.
Julie Lazarus’ work is inspired by the unique and beautiful city of Venice, Italy. Lazarus returned
to Venice this summer. During this visit she not only sketched, painted, and drew inspiration
from the beauty of the city, she also created new glassworks alongside master glass blowers on
Murano, the small Venetian Island recognized for its hand-blown glass.
Although abstract, Lazarus’ paintings are based on her observations while in Venice, her work is
an abstract melding of the color and texture, the elegance, and the rutty edginess of this
glorious European city. As colors dance upon the canvas, one visualizes changes in the light,
while the overlapping shapes suggest the landscape or architecture. Mixed media works by
Lazarus often combines painting with intaglio or woodblock printing on delicate Japanese rice
When speaking about her most recent paintings and their inspiration, Lazarus says, “Venice is a
city greatly dependent on water transportation. These paintings are about what I saw traveling
by Waterbus and about walking through the streets of Venice. They are about getting up early
in the morning to travel from St. Marks Plaza to the island of Murano, so early that I was the
only one in the plaza with the pigeons.”
A native of New York, Lazarus received her B.A. from Hofstra University and her MFA in Painting
and Printmaking from the University of Tulsa. Lazarus’ works are included in the Belo
Corporation, Omnicom, Standard Federal Bank, Continental Airlines collections, and numerous
other public and private collections. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Biennale
Internazionale Del’ Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy, the Contemporary Art Center in Fort
Worth and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas.
Please visit the Artsy Page here for available works by Julie Lazarus. Also, please stop by 4935
Byers to view her paintings and works on paper.