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Simón Vega, Tropical Mercury Capsule, Wood, metal roofing sheet, recycled materials, found objects, light, live plants. 250 x 140 cms. 2012. Courtesy the Artist.


Member Preview: Simón Vega, Across the Avenues, and Beyond the Horizon

A Parrish Member Event

February 24, 11 am - 1 pm

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Museum members are invited to join us at the Parrish for an Exhibition Preview and reception for Simón Vega: Tropical Space Castaways, Across the Avenues: Fairfield Porter in New York, and Beyond the Horizon: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection.

11 AM to 1 PM: Gallery preview and reception
12 PM: Talk with artist Simón Vega, moderated by Corinne Erni, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education

Not a Parrish member? Join today

Salvadoran artist Simón Vega creates drawings, objects, sculptural installations, and happenings inspired by the self-made informal architecture, local market stands, and vendor carts found in the streets and beaches of Central America. With his work, Vega examines the lasting effects of colonialism and the Cold War in Central America, and parodies disparities between first and second-world cultures, economies, and social experiences. At the Parrish, Vega will present Gemini Duplex Chanti Capsule, Tropical Mercury Capsule, crafted from repurposed roofing sheets, toys, and other objects, and Tropical Spacesuits, made of recycled Hawaiian shirts, as well as a photography series documenting his largest sculpture to date, Palm 3 World Station, for greater context of his sculptures. The artist will also create a rover with found materials from the Museum’s surrounding area.

Simón Vega: Tropical Space Castaways is organized by Corinne Erni, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Martha Stotsky, Deputy Director of Arts Education, with additional support from Kaitlin Halloran, Assistant Curator and Publications Coordinator, Brianna L. Hernández, Assistant Curator, and Casey Kleister Meyer, Education Programs Manager.

Comprised of 27 paintings and prints, Across the Avenues: Fairfield Porter in New York focuses on the cityscapes Porter created of Manhattan between the mid-1940s to mid-1970s. Drawn from the Museum’s vast Porter collection—consisting of over 240 works—Across the Avenues will include 23 paintings and four lithographic prints that illuminate the artist’s ability to capture New York City’s bustling energy, both day and night. Highlighting different moments throughout the day, Porter’s use of varied hues of blue, red, and yellow evoke the early, hazy morning skies above the skyscrapers and the dark, moody night atmospheres.

Across the Avenues: Fairfield Porter in New York is curated by Kaitlin Halloran, Assistant Curator and Publications Coordinator.

Spanning mural-sized representational oil paintings, expressionistic watercolors and pastel drawings, and intimate mixed-media abstractions, Beyond the Horizon: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection will take viewers on a journey through visual styles and thematic experiences of the landscape. Featured women artists from the permanent collection capture the essence and tone of the environment through their own unique visual language.

Beyond the Horizon: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection is curated by Brianna L. Hernández, Assistant Curator.

EXHIBITION SUPPORT

Simón Vega: Tropical Space Castaways is generously supported by Mario Cader-Frech, founder of Y.ES Contemporary, whose mission is to create opportunities for outstanding Salvadoran contemporary artists to advance their artistic practice and engage with artists, curators, collectors, gallerists, and the media within and outside El Salvador.

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.

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February 24
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Member Preview: Simón Vega, Across the Avenues, and Beyond the Horizon

A Parrish Member Event

February 24, 11 am - 1 pm

REGISTER

Museum members are invited to join us at the Parrish for an Exhibition Preview and reception for Simón Vega: Tropical Space Castaways, Across the Avenues: Fairfield Porter in New York, and Beyond the Horizon: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection.

11 AM to 1 PM: Gallery preview and reception
12 PM: Talk with artist Simón Vega, moderated by Corinne Erni, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education

Not a Parrish member? Join today

Salvadoran artist Simón Vega creates drawings, objects, sculptural installations, and happenings inspired by the self-made informal architecture, local market stands, and vendor carts found in the streets and beaches of Central America. With his work, Vega examines the lasting effects of colonialism and the Cold War in Central America, and parodies disparities between first and second-world cultures, economies, and social experiences. At the Parrish, Vega will present Gemini Duplex Chanti Capsule, Tropical Mercury Capsule, crafted from repurposed roofing sheets, toys, and other objects, and Tropical Spacesuits, made of recycled Hawaiian shirts, as well as a photography series documenting his largest sculpture to date, Palm 3 World Station, for greater context of his sculptures. The artist will also create a rover with found materials from the Museum’s surrounding area.

Simón Vega: Tropical Space Castaways is organized by Corinne Erni, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Martha Stotsky, Deputy Director of Arts Education, with additional support from Kaitlin Halloran, Assistant Curator and Publications Coordinator, Brianna L. Hernández, Assistant Curator, and Casey Kleister Meyer, Education Programs Manager.

Comprised of 27 paintings and prints, Across the Avenues: Fairfield Porter in New York focuses on the cityscapes Porter created of Manhattan between the mid-1940s to mid-1970s. Drawn from the Museum’s vast Porter collection—consisting of over 240 works—Across the Avenues will include 23 paintings and four lithographic prints that illuminate the artist’s ability to capture New York City’s bustling energy, both day and night. Highlighting different moments throughout the day, Porter’s use of varied hues of blue, red, and yellow evoke the early, hazy morning skies above the skyscrapers and the dark, moody night atmospheres.

Across the Avenues: Fairfield Porter in New York is curated by Kaitlin Halloran, Assistant Curator and Publications Coordinator.

Spanning mural-sized representational oil paintings, expressionistic watercolors and pastel drawings, and intimate mixed-media abstractions, Beyond the Horizon: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection will take viewers on a journey through visual styles and thematic experiences of the landscape. Featured women artists from the permanent collection capture the essence and tone of the environment through their own unique visual language.

Beyond the Horizon: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection is curated by Brianna L. Hernández, Assistant Curator.

EXHIBITION SUPPORT

Simón Vega: Tropical Space Castaways is generously supported by Mario Cader-Frech, founder of Y.ES Contemporary, whose mission is to create opportunities for outstanding Salvadoran contemporary artists to advance their artistic practice and engage with artists, curators, collectors, gallerists, and the media within and outside El Salvador.

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.