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Chad Leat. Photo: BFA/NYC; Elmgreen & Dragset. Photo: Elmar Vestner


Parrish Pairings: Elmgreen & Dragset with Chad Leat

March 14, 10 am - 11 am

Known for their  Prada Marfa sculpture (Texas) and The Hive  cityscape (Penn Station’s Moynihan Train Hall), artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset explore the relationship between art and design while addressing social and cultural issues. Collector/former Parrish Board Member Chad Leat, whose aesthetic sense dovetails with the artists’ world view, leads the conversation.

READ ABOUT ELMGREEN & DRAGSET’S RECENT PROJECT FOR MOYNIHAN TRAIN HALL, PENN STATION

VIEW Elmgreen & Dragset’s work

Parrish Pairings is a series of limited-capacity, unique encounters that pair a leading artist and an avid collector as they explore the intersection of creativity and collecting. In each real-time Zoom you will have the opportunity to engage directly with the panelists in an intimate salon setting. This virtual winter benefit supports education and exhibitions at the Parrish.

(Participants will receive virtual backgrounds for each conversation, a playlist of the artist’s favorite studio songs, a cocktail recipe befitting each day’s collectors, and Parrish Pairings cocktail napkins.)

Purchase a single ticket at $250, or register NOW to attend all three for only $500. (Your ticket is fully tax deductible. All proceeds benefit the Museum’s ongoing exhibitions and education programs.)


UPCOMING PARRISH PAIRINGS:

Clifford Ross with Beth Rudin DeWoody joined by Chief Curator Alicia Longwell
Sunday, March 7, 5pm EST

Sheree Hovsepian with Kelly Taxter, Director of the Parrish Art Museum
Sunday, March 21, 5pm

PURCHASE TICKETS


ELMGREEN & DRAGSET
Elmgreen & Dragset work at the crossroads of art and architecture, performance and installation. Preoccupied with objects and their settings, along with the discourse that can arise when those objects are radically recontextualized, Elmgreen & Dragset push against the normal modes for the display of art. Whether through sculptures or total environments, their work draws attention to the institutions that host them and their attendant politics. Performativity and participation are fraught in their work, which invites and denies participation in equal measure—pools are emptied, diving boards are oriented vertically, bars are inaccessible, sinks dysfunctional. Quotidian objects are stripped of their utility and regarded as sculptural phenomena, taking on minimalist aesthetics that challenge the sterilizing force of the white cube. In the same way, Elmgreen & Dragset’s outdoor public sculptures recontextualize their surroundings, as seen in well-known projects like Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Plaza in New York or Prada Marfa, located along Highway 90 in the middle of the Texan desert.
Recent projects, among others, include The Hive, 2020 a cluster of upside models of futuristic skyscrapers at Moynihan Train Hall, New York; Bent Pool, 2019, Pride Park, Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida; Van Gogh’s Ear, 2016, Public Art Fund, Rockefeller Center, New York; and Prada Marfa, 2005, Art Production Fund / Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas.


CHAD A. LEAT

Chad A. Leat is a retired Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Citigroup who has nearly 30 years of markets and banking experience on Wall Street and is an acknowledged leader and innovator in corporate credit and M&A finance. Leat has completed some of the largest acquisition financings and built numerous profitable businesses at Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and their predecessor companies. He retired from Citigroup in 2013.

Leat was raised in rural Tonganoxie, Kansas and attended the University of Kansas. In support of his alma mater, Mr. Leat has established the largest LGBTQ-directed scholarship in the University’s history, and recently made a $1MM grant to that scholarship.

Leat currently serves on the boards of Norwegian Cruise Lines, MidCap Financial, J.Crew Operating Corp., and TPG Pace Holdings Corp. and TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp. He is a former trustee of the Parrish Art Museum. Additionally, he is dedicated to many civic and philanthropic organizations. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York and has served on the boards of several charitable organizations.

Details

Date:
March 14
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:

Venue

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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Parrish Pairings: Elmgreen & Dragset with Chad Leat

March 14, 10 am - 11 am

Known for their  Prada Marfa sculpture (Texas) and The Hive  cityscape (Penn Station’s Moynihan Train Hall), artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset explore the relationship between art and design while addressing social and cultural issues. Collector/former Parrish Board Member Chad Leat, whose aesthetic sense dovetails with the artists’ world view, leads the conversation.

READ ABOUT ELMGREEN & DRAGSET’S RECENT PROJECT FOR MOYNIHAN TRAIN HALL, PENN STATION

VIEW Elmgreen & Dragset’s work

Parrish Pairings is a series of limited-capacity, unique encounters that pair a leading artist and an avid collector as they explore the intersection of creativity and collecting. In each real-time Zoom you will have the opportunity to engage directly with the panelists in an intimate salon setting. This virtual winter benefit supports education and exhibitions at the Parrish.

(Participants will receive virtual backgrounds for each conversation, a playlist of the artist’s favorite studio songs, a cocktail recipe befitting each day’s collectors, and Parrish Pairings cocktail napkins.)

Purchase a single ticket at $250, or register NOW to attend all three for only $500. (Your ticket is fully tax deductible. All proceeds benefit the Museum’s ongoing exhibitions and education programs.)


UPCOMING PARRISH PAIRINGS:

Clifford Ross with Beth Rudin DeWoody joined by Chief Curator Alicia Longwell
Sunday, March 7, 5pm EST

Sheree Hovsepian with Kelly Taxter, Director of the Parrish Art Museum
Sunday, March 21, 5pm

PURCHASE TICKETS


ELMGREEN & DRAGSET
Elmgreen & Dragset work at the crossroads of art and architecture, performance and installation. Preoccupied with objects and their settings, along with the discourse that can arise when those objects are radically recontextualized, Elmgreen & Dragset push against the normal modes for the display of art. Whether through sculptures or total environments, their work draws attention to the institutions that host them and their attendant politics. Performativity and participation are fraught in their work, which invites and denies participation in equal measure—pools are emptied, diving boards are oriented vertically, bars are inaccessible, sinks dysfunctional. Quotidian objects are stripped of their utility and regarded as sculptural phenomena, taking on minimalist aesthetics that challenge the sterilizing force of the white cube. In the same way, Elmgreen & Dragset’s outdoor public sculptures recontextualize their surroundings, as seen in well-known projects like Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Plaza in New York or Prada Marfa, located along Highway 90 in the middle of the Texan desert.
Recent projects, among others, include The Hive, 2020 a cluster of upside models of futuristic skyscrapers at Moynihan Train Hall, New York; Bent Pool, 2019, Pride Park, Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida; Van Gogh’s Ear, 2016, Public Art Fund, Rockefeller Center, New York; and Prada Marfa, 2005, Art Production Fund / Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas.


CHAD A. LEAT

Chad A. Leat is a retired Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Citigroup who has nearly 30 years of markets and banking experience on Wall Street and is an acknowledged leader and innovator in corporate credit and M&A finance. Leat has completed some of the largest acquisition financings and built numerous profitable businesses at Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and their predecessor companies. He retired from Citigroup in 2013.

Leat was raised in rural Tonganoxie, Kansas and attended the University of Kansas. In support of his alma mater, Mr. Leat has established the largest LGBTQ-directed scholarship in the University’s history, and recently made a $1MM grant to that scholarship.

Leat currently serves on the boards of Norwegian Cruise Lines, MidCap Financial, J.Crew Operating Corp., and TPG Pace Holdings Corp. and TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp. He is a former trustee of the Parrish Art Museum. Additionally, he is dedicated to many civic and philanthropic organizations. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York and has served on the boards of several charitable organizations.