Field of Dreams
On August 20, 2020, the Parrish opened Field of Dreams, our inaugural sculpture exhibition created to extend the galleries outdoors and activate the Museum’s meadows with work that engages and responds to the Parrish’s architecture and landscape. The exhibition series is part of the Museum’s new Art in the Meadow initiative that enlivens the grounds with performances, projections, and works of art.
SCOTT BLUEDORN: BONAC BLIND
For the 2020 Parrish Road Show, Scott Bluedorn created the Bonac Blind, a floating, mostly handmade dwelling constructed from a repurposed duck blind structure. The work draws attention to the drastic shortage of affordable housing in the Hamptons that has effected a mass exodus of working-class people, especially in the older local families native to East Hampton known as ‘Bonackers’ or ‘Bub’s’. The Bonac Blind made the long haul from Springs to Water Mill by way of tractor trailer in late November, and is now nestled in the Museum’s North Meadow, among the same native switchgrass that covers the structure.
TELLING STORIES: REFRAMING THE NARRATIVES
The Parrish Art Museum presents Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives, a robust online exhibition that highlights the role that narrative plays in understanding the world through the work of eight contemporary artists who transform their unique personal histories into participatory dramas.