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Sheree Hovsepian. Photo: Jason Schmidt; Kelly Taxter. Photo: Jason Nocito.


Recorded Online Talk: Sheree Hovsepian with Kelly Taxter

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

April 30, 5 pm - 6 pm

Enjoy a recorded conversation with Parrish Director Kelly Taxter and artist Sheree Hovsepian, who uses film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, objects, and the human body to produce her acclaimed assemblage. Work by Hovsepian will be featured in the Museum’s new exhibition Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island1950—2020, opening May 2, 2021.

About Sheree Hovsepian
Sheree Hovsepian (American b. Iran) earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, a dual BFA/BA from the University of Toledo in 1999, and studied at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 1998. Her work highlights the physicality of the photograph and photography’s relationship to the human body. Coaxed into sculptural forms, layered with tactile materials, and assembled into larger compositions, Hovsepian’s pictures oscillate between object and image, creating a sensuous, bodily experience of the photographic document.

Recent solo and two-person exhibitions have been organized by The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College (Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, 2020 -2021) Saratoga Springs, NY, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY (2020), Higher Pictures Gallery, New York (2019) Team Bungalow, Los Angeles with Paul Mpagi Sepuya, (2019): and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (2018) Recent group exhibitions include Arches and Ink, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York (2021); and Inertial Dynamics, Half Gallery, New York (2020). Hovsepian’s work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bronx Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. Hovsepian serves on the Art Advisory Committee of Baxter Street Camera Club of New York. Sheree lives and works between New York City and Bridgehampton, NY.

About Kelly Taxter

Kelly Taxter is the new Director of the Parrish Art Museum.

She joined the Jewish Museum in 2013 and was most recently the Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art, the Museum’s first endowed and named contemporary curator position. While at the Jewish Museum, Taxter organized major surveys of Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Rachel Feinstein, and will serve as guest curator for the first U.S. survey of filmmaker Jonas Mekas in 2022; she led commissions, projects, and exhibitions with Math Bass, Eliza Douglas, Alex Israel, Eva LeWitt, Peter Shire, Laurie Simmons, Valeska Soares, Vivan Suter, and Lawrence Weiner, among others; and co-curated an exhibition on Isaac Mizrahi and thematic group exhibitions including Take Me (I’m Yours) and Unorthodox. From 2012 to 2013 she was Consulting Curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where she organized major solo exhibitions of Martin Creed, Harry Dodge, and Robert Longo.

In 2003, Taxter co-founded Taxter & Spengemann (with Pascal Spengemann), a gallery where she represented artists Lutz Bacher, Frank Benson, Xavier Cha, Matt Johnson, Kalup Linzy, Wardell Milan, and A.L. Steiner, among others. Taxter studied fine art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, where she earned her B.A. She received her M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

 

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:
Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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Date:
April 30
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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Recorded Online Talk: Sheree Hovsepian with Kelly Taxter

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

April 30, 5 pm - 6 pm

Enjoy a recorded conversation with Parrish Director Kelly Taxter and artist Sheree Hovsepian, who uses film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, objects, and the human body to produce her acclaimed assemblage. Work by Hovsepian will be featured in the Museum’s new exhibition Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island1950—2020, opening May 2, 2021.

About Sheree Hovsepian
Sheree Hovsepian (American b. Iran) earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, a dual BFA/BA from the University of Toledo in 1999, and studied at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 1998. Her work highlights the physicality of the photograph and photography’s relationship to the human body. Coaxed into sculptural forms, layered with tactile materials, and assembled into larger compositions, Hovsepian’s pictures oscillate between object and image, creating a sensuous, bodily experience of the photographic document.

Recent solo and two-person exhibitions have been organized by The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College (Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, 2020 -2021) Saratoga Springs, NY, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY (2020), Higher Pictures Gallery, New York (2019) Team Bungalow, Los Angeles with Paul Mpagi Sepuya, (2019): and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (2018) Recent group exhibitions include Arches and Ink, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York (2021); and Inertial Dynamics, Half Gallery, New York (2020). Hovsepian’s work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bronx Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. Hovsepian serves on the Art Advisory Committee of Baxter Street Camera Club of New York. Sheree lives and works between New York City and Bridgehampton, NY.

About Kelly Taxter

Kelly Taxter is the new Director of the Parrish Art Museum.

She joined the Jewish Museum in 2013 and was most recently the Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art, the Museum’s first endowed and named contemporary curator position. While at the Jewish Museum, Taxter organized major surveys of Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Rachel Feinstein, and will serve as guest curator for the first U.S. survey of filmmaker Jonas Mekas in 2022; she led commissions, projects, and exhibitions with Math Bass, Eliza Douglas, Alex Israel, Eva LeWitt, Peter Shire, Laurie Simmons, Valeska Soares, Vivan Suter, and Lawrence Weiner, among others; and co-curated an exhibition on Isaac Mizrahi and thematic group exhibitions including Take Me (I’m Yours) and Unorthodox. From 2012 to 2013 she was Consulting Curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where she organized major solo exhibitions of Martin Creed, Harry Dodge, and Robert Longo.

In 2003, Taxter co-founded Taxter & Spengemann (with Pascal Spengemann), a gallery where she represented artists Lutz Bacher, Frank Benson, Xavier Cha, Matt Johnson, Kalup Linzy, Wardell Milan, and A.L. Steiner, among others. Taxter studied fine art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, where she earned her B.A. She received her M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

 

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:
Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.