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Elliott Hundley in his studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.


David Pagel and Elliott Hundley Discuss His Work in Telling Stories

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

July 3, 5 pm - 6 pm


Join Adjunct Curator David Pagel in a live-stream conversation with artist Elliott Hundley, whose work is featured in Telling Stories: Reframing the Narrativesa robust online exhibition of work by eight contemporary artists who transform their unique personal histories into participatory dramas, as they discuss Hundley’s dense, complex scenarios that mimic the deluge of information in the digital age.

About Elliott Hundley
Elliott Hundley (b. 1975, Greensboro, North Carolina) builds mural-scale collages—or bas-relief sculptures—for the digital age. Each is a universe in which we lose ourselves in the myriad details yet find ourselves in a world not all that different from the real one: chaotic and crazy and all-consuming. Hundley’s works take us on a whirlwind tour of ancient Greece by way of Antonin Artaud, where we find not the rationality and balance of classical antiquity but the mayhem made famous by the plays of Euripides and Sophocles, whose chronicling of rape, murder, and worse makes the present look like a walk in the park. In doing so, Hundley’s dense constellations of imagery invite us to ponder the relationship between individuals and the vast sprawl of the human race, along with the overdose of visual stimulation available, 24/7, on the internet and via instantaneous digital communication. The image glut of modern life takes sublime shape in Hundley’s mixed-media pieces of participatory theater, turning us loose in a world supercharged with desire and dread.

About David Pagel
Parrish Adjunct Curator David Pagel is an art critic who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times, and a professor of art theory and history at Claremont Graduate University. Recent publications include Jim Shaw (Lund Humphries, 2019) and Talking Beauty: A Conversation between Joseph Raffael and David Pagel about Art, Life, Death, and Creativity (Zero+, 2019).

 

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

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Date:
July 3
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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David Pagel and Elliott Hundley Discuss His Work in Telling Stories

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

July 3, 5 pm - 6 pm


Join Adjunct Curator David Pagel in a live-stream conversation with artist Elliott Hundley, whose work is featured in Telling Stories: Reframing the Narrativesa robust online exhibition of work by eight contemporary artists who transform their unique personal histories into participatory dramas, as they discuss Hundley’s dense, complex scenarios that mimic the deluge of information in the digital age.

About Elliott Hundley
Elliott Hundley (b. 1975, Greensboro, North Carolina) builds mural-scale collages—or bas-relief sculptures—for the digital age. Each is a universe in which we lose ourselves in the myriad details yet find ourselves in a world not all that different from the real one: chaotic and crazy and all-consuming. Hundley’s works take us on a whirlwind tour of ancient Greece by way of Antonin Artaud, where we find not the rationality and balance of classical antiquity but the mayhem made famous by the plays of Euripides and Sophocles, whose chronicling of rape, murder, and worse makes the present look like a walk in the park. In doing so, Hundley’s dense constellations of imagery invite us to ponder the relationship between individuals and the vast sprawl of the human race, along with the overdose of visual stimulation available, 24/7, on the internet and via instantaneous digital communication. The image glut of modern life takes sublime shape in Hundley’s mixed-media pieces of participatory theater, turning us loose in a world supercharged with desire and dread.

About David Pagel
Parrish Adjunct Curator David Pagel is an art critic who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times, and a professor of art theory and history at Claremont Graduate University. Recent publications include Jim Shaw (Lund Humphries, 2019) and Talking Beauty: A Conversation between Joseph Raffael and David Pagel about Art, Life, Death, and Creativity (Zero+, 2019).

 

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