• Nell Blaine, American, 1922-1996, Imaginary View of Corsica No. 2, 1953-1954, Oil on canvas, 48 1/4 x 62 1/8, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of Arthur W. Cohen, 1987.4

    Beyond the Horizon
    Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection

    February 18–June 16, 2024

  • Jane Freilicher, American, 1924-2014, Misty Day On The South Fork, 1961, Oil on canvas, 49 7/8 x 48 7/8 inches, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of Mrs. Robert M. Benjamin, 1967.5

  • Jane Wilson, American, 1924-2015, Near Midnight, 2010, Oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Bequest of Jane Wilson © Jane Wilson, 2017.3

  • April Gornik, American, born 1953, Tidewater, 1996, Charcoal on paper, 49 x 38 inches, Parrish Art Museum, Museum Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Corning Clark Fund, 1996.3

Spanning mural-sized representational oil paintings, expressionistic watercolors and pastel drawings, and intimate mixed-media abstractions, Beyond the Horizon will take viewers on a journey through visual styles and thematic experiences of the landscape. Featured women artists from the permanent collection capture the essence and tone of the environment through their own unique visual language.

Large-scale works by Renate Aller, April Gornik, and Jane Wilson will demonstrate how these women artists masterfully composed mural-sized works, countering the common association of large-scale with the masculine. A selection of paintings by Jennifer Bartlett, Nell Blaine, Edith Prellwitz, Susan Vecsey, and Jane Wilson expand techniques to include expressionistic mark-making and atmospheric washes of color across meadows, forests, and mountain ranges. Collages, relief works, and textured surfaces by Darlene Charneco, Sandi Haber Fifield, Laurie Lambrecht, and Michelle Stuart will celebrate abstraction and conceptual interpretations of the land and nature. Throughout the galleries, visitors will be immersed in the landscape and experience how each artist transforms their view of the natural world.

Beyond the Horizon: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection is curated by Brianna L. Hernández, Assistant Curator.

Exhibition Support:
The Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.

Featured Artists:
Renate Aller
Jennifer Bartlett
Nell Blaine
Diana Chang
Darlene Charneco
Helen Frankenthaler
Sandi Haber Fifield
Jane Freilicher
Margaret Garret
Tria Giovan
April Gornik
Linda Hackett
Erica-Lynn Huberty
Elaine de Kooning
Laurie Lambrecht
Susan Meisel
Zella de Milhau
Mary Nimmo Moran
Alaleh Ostad
Ethel Paxson
Ellen Phelan
Edith Prellwitz
Michelle Stuart
Susan Vecsey
Jane Wilson