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Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales installed at the Parrish Art Museum © Estate of Carmen Herrera; Photo Image: Courtesy Parrish Art Museum and Vision Maker Productions, Inc.


Member Preview: Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales

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May 25, 11 am - 1 pm

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Join us to celebrate the opening of Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales at the Parrish. Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales features four large-scale sculptures in red, blue, yellow, and green in the Museum’s South Meadow. Advanced registration is required.

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Carmen Herrera (American, b. Cuba, 1915–2022) is known for her hard-edge paintings, prints, and sculptures—often representing geometric shapes with both symmetrical and asymmetrical abstractions. The four works installed in the Meadow, Angulo Azul (2017), Angulo Amarillo (2017), Estructura Verde (1966/2018), and Gemini (Red) (1971/2019) are part of Herrera’s series Estructuras, which she initially envisioned as sketches and paintings in the 1960s. In 1971, Herrera fabricated four Estructuras in wood—three wall-based works and one free-standing. However, it was only in the final fifteen years of the artist’s life that she was able to realize her vision for these monumental sculptures on a larger scale. The Estructuras series at the Parrish provides an opportunity to view the acrylic and aluminum works the way Herrera imagined them—each piece fabricated to her exact color and shape standards..

Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales is organized by Corinne Erni, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator of Art and Education, and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, with additional support by Kaitlin Halloran, Assistant Curator and Publications Coordinator.

Exhibition Support
The Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales exhibition is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of Tony Bechara; The Fuhrman Family Foundation; Agnes Gund; Lisson Gallery; MOVADO; Estrellita and Daniel Brodsky; Jeff Lipsitz, Allison Koffman, and Family; and a donor who wishes to remain Anonymous.

The Parrish Art Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.

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May 25
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Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
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Member Preview: Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales

A Parrish Member Event

May 25, 11 am - 1 pm

REGISTER

Join us to celebrate the opening of Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales at the Parrish. Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales features four large-scale sculptures in red, blue, yellow, and green in the Museum’s South Meadow. Advanced registration is required.

Not a Parrish member? Join today

 

Carmen Herrera (American, b. Cuba, 1915–2022) is known for her hard-edge paintings, prints, and sculptures—often representing geometric shapes with both symmetrical and asymmetrical abstractions. The four works installed in the Meadow, Angulo Azul (2017), Angulo Amarillo (2017), Estructura Verde (1966/2018), and Gemini (Red) (1971/2019) are part of Herrera’s series Estructuras, which she initially envisioned as sketches and paintings in the 1960s. In 1971, Herrera fabricated four Estructuras in wood—three wall-based works and one free-standing. However, it was only in the final fifteen years of the artist’s life that she was able to realize her vision for these monumental sculptures on a larger scale. The Estructuras series at the Parrish provides an opportunity to view the acrylic and aluminum works the way Herrera imagined them—each piece fabricated to her exact color and shape standards..

Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales is organized by Corinne Erni, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator of Art and Education, and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, with additional support by Kaitlin Halloran, Assistant Curator and Publications Coordinator.

Exhibition Support
The Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales exhibition is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of Tony Bechara; The Fuhrman Family Foundation; Agnes Gund; Lisson Gallery; MOVADO; Estrellita and Daniel Brodsky; Jeff Lipsitz, Allison Koffman, and Family; and a donor who wishes to remain Anonymous.

The Parrish Art Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.