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Mary Ellen Bartley: 7 Things Again and Again, April 1, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery.


THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM SUSPENDED

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

June 5, 5 pm - 6 pm

 

This week’s Friday Nights Live program is suspended. Please enjoy time with your family and friends. We will be back next week.

ALICIA LONGWELL IN CONVERSATION WITH PHOTOGRAPHER MARY ELLEN BARTLEY WILL TAKE PLACE AT A LATER DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator at the Museum, will lead a live-stream illustrated conversation with Sag Harbor-based photographer and Parrish collection artist Mary Ellen Bartley, who recently completed a 30-day photography project in quarantine.

“Mary Ellen Bartley’s story unfolded during a socially-distanced conversation on a neighboring front porch and I immediately wanted to delve into this fascinating project,” said Longwell.

Bartley is known for her photographs exploring the tactile and formal qualities of the printed book, and its potential for abstraction. By emphasizing the unique “aura” and materiality of printed matter, her work offers a celebration of textural and tactile properties, a particularly potent act in this increasingly digital age. Earlier this year, the artist was in Bologna, Italy, for her dream project: photographing the studio and library of acclaimed artist Giorgio Morandi. That mission was cut short by the outbreak of COVID-19 in that region, and Bartley returned to the United States in mid-March. In quarantine back home in Sag Harbor, the artist set up seven household objects in her attic studio, resolving to make a photograph on each of the 30 days of April “no matter what.” The resulting images—an homage to Morandi’s process of reduction, repetition, and restraint—also chronicle Bartley’s daily resolve to continue her work.  Many of those photographs will be shown during Longwell’s talk with the artist.

About Mary Ellen Bartley
Born in New York, NY, in 1959, Bartley has had exhibitions in numerous museums and galleries including The Queens Museum and Parrish Art Museum NY; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Houston Center for Photography; and National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Guatemala City. Bartley has taken part in residencies including at The Queens Museum, NY; Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; and Watermill Center, NY. Her work is in the collection of the Parrish Art Museum; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Watermill Collection, Water Mill, NY. A significant aspect of her practice is working in unique libraries and archives where she responds to collections and their habitats, developing projects over time spent with them. Bartley was a Watermill Center 2015 Artist in Residence and worked with the library there to create the installation and book Reading Robert Wilson. In 2017, she created the installation Library Copies at The Queens Museum working with Andrew Beccone’s Reanimation Library. Her series Reading Grey Gardens both archived and reinvented the collection of books at the famed East Hampton estate. The artist, who received her BFA from Purchase College, SUNY, lives and works in Sag Harbor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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Date:
June 5
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM SUSPENDED

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

June 5, 5 pm - 6 pm

 

This week’s Friday Nights Live program is suspended. Please enjoy time with your family and friends. We will be back next week.

ALICIA LONGWELL IN CONVERSATION WITH PHOTOGRAPHER MARY ELLEN BARTLEY WILL TAKE PLACE AT A LATER DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator at the Museum, will lead a live-stream illustrated conversation with Sag Harbor-based photographer and Parrish collection artist Mary Ellen Bartley, who recently completed a 30-day photography project in quarantine.

“Mary Ellen Bartley’s story unfolded during a socially-distanced conversation on a neighboring front porch and I immediately wanted to delve into this fascinating project,” said Longwell.

Bartley is known for her photographs exploring the tactile and formal qualities of the printed book, and its potential for abstraction. By emphasizing the unique “aura” and materiality of printed matter, her work offers a celebration of textural and tactile properties, a particularly potent act in this increasingly digital age. Earlier this year, the artist was in Bologna, Italy, for her dream project: photographing the studio and library of acclaimed artist Giorgio Morandi. That mission was cut short by the outbreak of COVID-19 in that region, and Bartley returned to the United States in mid-March. In quarantine back home in Sag Harbor, the artist set up seven household objects in her attic studio, resolving to make a photograph on each of the 30 days of April “no matter what.” The resulting images—an homage to Morandi’s process of reduction, repetition, and restraint—also chronicle Bartley’s daily resolve to continue her work.  Many of those photographs will be shown during Longwell’s talk with the artist.

About Mary Ellen Bartley
Born in New York, NY, in 1959, Bartley has had exhibitions in numerous museums and galleries including The Queens Museum and Parrish Art Museum NY; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Houston Center for Photography; and National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Guatemala City. Bartley has taken part in residencies including at The Queens Museum, NY; Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; and Watermill Center, NY. Her work is in the collection of the Parrish Art Museum; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Watermill Collection, Water Mill, NY. A significant aspect of her practice is working in unique libraries and archives where she responds to collections and their habitats, developing projects over time spent with them. Bartley was a Watermill Center 2015 Artist in Residence and worked with the library there to create the installation and book Reading Robert Wilson. In 2017, she created the installation Library Copies at The Queens Museum working with Andrew Beccone’s Reanimation Library. Her series Reading Grey Gardens both archived and reinvented the collection of books at the famed East Hampton estate. The artist, who received her BFA from Purchase College, SUNY, lives and works in Sag Harbor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.