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Mel Kendrick (American, born 1949), L450, 2019. Ebonized mahogany, 89 x 51 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Nolan Gallery.


Members Reception | Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things

November 5, 6 pm - 8 pm

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6:30 pm | Program with the artist

Join us for the preview of Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things. Presenting a wide range of sculpture from the artist’s decades-long career, Seeing Things in Things explores how Mel Kendrick (American, b. 1949) exploits the essential properties of his selected medium, whether wood, rubber—and more recently concrete—to create sculpture that inherently lays bare the process by which it was made. Curated by Allison N. Kemmerer, Mead Curator of Photography and Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA.

The works by Kendrick, a Parrish collection artist and longtime resident of the East End of Long Island, NY, will be on view in this comprehensive multi-gallery exhibition that celebrates his unique approach to artmaking—one that is fueled by a tireless inquiry into the seemingly limitless possibility of sculpture. A fully illustrated catalogue co-published and distributed by Rizzoli International includes an introductory essay by Nancy Princenthal as well as a series of focused essays by those close to his work.

Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things was organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and curated by Allison Kemmerer, The Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director. The presentation at the Parrish Art Museum is organized by Corinne Erni, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, with additional support from Kaitlin Halloran, Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator and Brianna L. Hernández, Curatorial Fellow.

EXHIBITION SUPPORT

The presentation of Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things at the Parrish Art Museum is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of Dorothy Lichtenstein, Imperfect Family Foundation; William R. Peelle, Jr.; Fiona and Eric Rudin; The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; The Drawing Room, East Hampton; Agnes Gund; Linda Hackett, Melinda Hackett: CAL Foundation; David Nolan Gallery, New York; Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder; Susan Dunlevy; Hugh J. Freund and Sandra Wijnberg; Francis J. Greenburger; John L. Thomson; Raymond J. Learsy; and Carol Androccio Lewitt.

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.

The exhibition at the Addison and the publication have been generously supported by the Michael and Fiona Scharf Publications Fund, the Sidney R. Knafel Exhibition Fund, Toby D. Lewis, Katherine D. & Stephen C. Sherrill ’71, P’05, ’07, ’10, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Frank Williams and Keris Salmon, the Alice M. & Thomas J. Tisch Foundation, Raymond Learsy, The Fifth Floor Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. John Bassett, Gail Monaghan, Francis Greenburger, Wheelock Whitney III, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. K. Adler.

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November 5
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Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
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Members Reception | Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things

November 5, 6 pm - 8 pm

REGISTER

6:30 pm | Program with the artist

Join us for the preview of Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things. Presenting a wide range of sculpture from the artist’s decades-long career, Seeing Things in Things explores how Mel Kendrick (American, b. 1949) exploits the essential properties of his selected medium, whether wood, rubber—and more recently concrete—to create sculpture that inherently lays bare the process by which it was made. Curated by Allison N. Kemmerer, Mead Curator of Photography and Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA.

The works by Kendrick, a Parrish collection artist and longtime resident of the East End of Long Island, NY, will be on view in this comprehensive multi-gallery exhibition that celebrates his unique approach to artmaking—one that is fueled by a tireless inquiry into the seemingly limitless possibility of sculpture. A fully illustrated catalogue co-published and distributed by Rizzoli International includes an introductory essay by Nancy Princenthal as well as a series of focused essays by those close to his work.

Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things was organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and curated by Allison Kemmerer, The Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director. The presentation at the Parrish Art Museum is organized by Corinne Erni, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, with additional support from Kaitlin Halloran, Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator and Brianna L. Hernández, Curatorial Fellow.

EXHIBITION SUPPORT

The presentation of Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things at the Parrish Art Museum is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of Dorothy Lichtenstein, Imperfect Family Foundation; William R. Peelle, Jr.; Fiona and Eric Rudin; The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; The Drawing Room, East Hampton; Agnes Gund; Linda Hackett, Melinda Hackett: CAL Foundation; David Nolan Gallery, New York; Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder; Susan Dunlevy; Hugh J. Freund and Sandra Wijnberg; Francis J. Greenburger; John L. Thomson; Raymond J. Learsy; and Carol Androccio Lewitt.

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.

The exhibition at the Addison and the publication have been generously supported by the Michael and Fiona Scharf Publications Fund, the Sidney R. Knafel Exhibition Fund, Toby D. Lewis, Katherine D. & Stephen C. Sherrill ’71, P’05, ’07, ’10, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Frank Williams and Keris Salmon, the Alice M. & Thomas J. Tisch Foundation, Raymond Learsy, The Fifth Floor Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. John Bassett, Gail Monaghan, Francis Greenburger, Wheelock Whitney III, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. K. Adler.

Not a member but want to attend? Join today →

This indoor event requires proof of full vaccination for all attendees ages 5 and older in order to maintain a mask-optional environment.

More information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol here →