• Andrea Cote (American). Whorl, 2024, cyanotype on cotton sheet, 28 x 30 in. Courtesy the Artist.

    2024 Parrish Road Show
    Andrea Cote: To Belong to the World

    September 14–October 14, 2024

    OFFSITE EXHIBITION

    Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton NY
    36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

  • Andrea Cote (American). Herb Woman, 2024, cyanotype on cotton sheet, 30 x 60 in. Courtesy the Artist.

  • Andrea Cote (American). May Day 2024, 2024, cyanotype on cotton sheet, 30 x 64 in. Courtesy the Artist.

  • Andrea Cote (American). Song, 2024, cyanotype on cotton sheet, 28 x 30 in. Courtesy the Artist.

For the 2024 Parrish Road Show, Andrea Cote has been invited to create a site-specific exhibition at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton, NY. Composed of uniquely printed fabrics, some of which are suspended as banners from trees and others installed with bamboo structures reaching approximately fifteen feet in height, Cote’s installation will complement and highlight various features of the landscape. Over the last few months, Cote has made a point to frequently visit Bridge Gardens to gather holly leaves, ferns, and bamboo, among other natural materials to converge both elements of nature and the human form in celestial and cellular patterns celebrating our interconnectedness. These visits have been carefully planned to coincide with the different seasons of the year to ensure an annual view of the plant life of the garden.

The cyanotype process is recognizable by its varying shades of blue and is the early photographic process of using light exposure to capture shadow and translucency. In one of the specific installations, banners encompassing the Rose Garden track the sun’s path throughout the year—Cote represents this trajectory by producing prints on specific celestial events. Begun on the Winter Solstice and exposed on auspicious dates throughout the year, this circle will be completed onsite mid-exhibition during the Autumn Equinox.

Andrea Cote: To Belong to The World invites the public to rediscover the grounds at Bridge Gardens that support the local community through their multi-purposed outdoor classroom, demonstration garden, and community garden.

To highlight her commitment to the site-specificity of her new work, Cote will lead community workshops before and during the run of the exhibition that engage both the grounds at Bridge Gardens and her unique printing practice. Cote is a frequent collaborator with the Museum as she leads printing workshops with community groups such as Bridgehampton Child Care, Southampton High School, and New Hour’s Arts-in-Corrections program.

The title, To Belong to The World is taken from a line in a poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer (Hush, Middle Creek Publishing 2020).

2024 Parrish Road Show | Andrea Cote: To Belong to The World is organized by Kaitlin Halloran, Assistant Curator and Publications Coordinator, and Brianna L. Hernández, Assistant Curator.

Exhibition Support
2024 Parrish Road Show | Andrea Cote: To Belong to The World
is made possible by public funding provided by Suffolk County.

About the Artist
Andrea Cote
is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, video, printmaking, and performance. Her practice encompasses studio-based work, mixed-media installations, and public projects that involve community participation. Based in Hampton Bays, she has exhibited her work at the Islip Art Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Abron’s Arts Center, The Print Center, The Moore Gallery, and Pan-American Art Projects. Her performances have been featured at The Watermill Center, The Neuberger Museum, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Peekskill Project, Chashama, The Dumbo Arts Festival, and Photo Buenos Aires. She is the recipient of several grants including NYSCA Creative Individuals Grants in 2014 and 2018, two SOS grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. The Radiance Project, supported by a residency at Southampton Arts Center, was a community-centered year-long project in 2018 for the East End of Long Island involving collective dance & printmaking with a final installation in the SAC Theater. In 2021, she presented the multidisciplinary project Social Fabric: In the Public Square, a collaboration with Ann Robideaux and Chris Jones at Guild Hall in East Hampton. She received a NYSCA Artist Support Grant with the Patchogue Arts Council for a community storytelling and printmaking project in 2023.

About Parrish Road Show
Now in its thirteenth year, Parrish Road Show is the Museum’s annual off-site project designed to encourage engagement and interaction between artists and the communities beyond the Museum’s walls. Each year, selected artists work with the Parrish and partner venues to create new work and to provide unique opportunities for visitors to see and experience art in unexpected places, from public parks and highways to historical sites and community centers.

Important Dates & Events
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2024 | 2–4 PM
Artist Talk at the Parrish: Saturday, September 21, 2024 | 1 PM
Autumn Equinox Program: Sunday, September 22, 2024 | 11 AM
Autumn Open House at Bridge Gardens: Saturday, October 5, 2024 | 12–3pm