• Mel Kendrick (American, born 1949), L450, 2019. Ebonized mahogany, 89 x 51 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Nolan Gallery.

    Mel Kendrick:
    Seeing Things in Things

    November 5, 2022 to February 19, 2023

Presenting a wide range of sculpture from the artist’s decades-long career, Seeing Things in Things explores how Mel Kendrick (American, b. 1949) exploits the essential properties of his selected medium, whether wood, rubber—and more recently concrete—to create sculpture that inherently lays bare the process by which it was made. Curated by Allison N. Kemmerer, Mead Curator of Photography and Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA.

The works by Kendrick, a Parrish collection artist and longtime resident of the East End of Long Island, NY, will be on view in this comprehensive multi-gallery exhibition that celebrates his unique approach to artmaking—one that is fueled by a tireless inquiry into the seemingly limitless possibility of sculpture in this. A fully illustrated catalogue co-published and distributed by Rizzoli International includes an introductory essay by Nancy Princenthal as well as a series of focused essays by those close to his work.