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Pat Passloff. Hamlet’s Mill #48, 2002. Oil on linen. 78 x 67 inches. Image courtesy The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation.


Private Exhibition Tour of Pat Passlof: The Brush is the Finger of the Brain

A Contemporaries Circle Exclusive

October 16, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

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Members and friends of the Parrish Contemporaries Circle are invited to join us for an intimate look at Pat Passlof: The Brush is the Finger of the Brain one week after it’s opening at The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation. The tour will begin at 6:30 pm, led by Susan Reynolds, Director of the Foundation. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be provided.

Image credit: Jesse Fernandez, copyright Estate of Jesse Fernandez. Courtesy Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation.

Pat Passlof: The Brush Is the Finger of the Brain features selections from the artist’s early abstract expressionist paintings, emerging from her time at Black Mountain College in the summer of 1948, where she studied with Willem de Kooning who became her good friend and taught her privately. Her works of the 50s became looser and more gestural, a direction that intensified through the early 80s. Though the artist stated that narrative was a distraction and had no place in painting, in the mid-80s Passlof began to incorporate figurative representations, often landscapes populated with images of centaurs, nymphs and horses. Allusions to the grid and geometry also emerged through repetition, patterns and marks in her large compositions. Passlof’s varied works defy easy categorization, with a palette that ranged from dark colors and earth tones to soft pastel, but all are connected through her ability to capture the spontaneity and sensuousness of paint through her intuitive, physically vigorous, and eloquent brush marks.

The artist immersed herself equally in teaching, and independent curator and critic Karen Wilkin writes in the catalogue: “Passlof plainly followed the advice she gave to her students: ‘…push back the limits – be willing to risk or sacrifice what you have – throw the cards to the winds and see where they come down. Look for new and unexpected combinations.’”

This event is intended for active Members of the Parrish Contemporaries Circle and invited guests.  Not a Member?  Join today!

This event is organized by the Parrish Contemporaries Circle Committee, a volunteer group of Members committed to providing exciting and special experiences for fellow Parrish Art Museum supporters who consider themselves emerging collectors and art lovers.

 

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October 16
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The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation
87 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
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Private Exhibition Tour of Pat Passlof: The Brush is the Finger of the Brain

A Contemporaries Circle Exclusive

October 16, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

REGISTER

Members and friends of the Parrish Contemporaries Circle are invited to join us for an intimate look at Pat Passlof: The Brush is the Finger of the Brain one week after it’s opening at The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation. The tour will begin at 6:30 pm, led by Susan Reynolds, Director of the Foundation. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be provided.

Image credit: Jesse Fernandez, copyright Estate of Jesse Fernandez. Courtesy Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation.

Pat Passlof: The Brush Is the Finger of the Brain features selections from the artist’s early abstract expressionist paintings, emerging from her time at Black Mountain College in the summer of 1948, where she studied with Willem de Kooning who became her good friend and taught her privately. Her works of the 50s became looser and more gestural, a direction that intensified through the early 80s. Though the artist stated that narrative was a distraction and had no place in painting, in the mid-80s Passlof began to incorporate figurative representations, often landscapes populated with images of centaurs, nymphs and horses. Allusions to the grid and geometry also emerged through repetition, patterns and marks in her large compositions. Passlof’s varied works defy easy categorization, with a palette that ranged from dark colors and earth tones to soft pastel, but all are connected through her ability to capture the spontaneity and sensuousness of paint through her intuitive, physically vigorous, and eloquent brush marks.

The artist immersed herself equally in teaching, and independent curator and critic Karen Wilkin writes in the catalogue: “Passlof plainly followed the advice she gave to her students: ‘…push back the limits – be willing to risk or sacrifice what you have – throw the cards to the winds and see where they come down. Look for new and unexpected combinations.’”

This event is intended for active Members of the Parrish Contemporaries Circle and invited guests.  Not a Member?  Join today!

This event is organized by the Parrish Contemporaries Circle Committee, a volunteer group of Members committed to providing exciting and special experiences for fellow Parrish Art Museum supporters who consider themselves emerging collectors and art lovers.