• Installation view: Joe Zucker (American, born 1941), Boxing Rounds #13, #14, and #15, Extended loan from the Collection of Robert S. Taubman, Courtesy of Marlborough Contemporary, New York and London. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, on view through October 6, 2019. Photo: Gary Mamay

    Parrish Perspectives: Joe Zucker
    Life & Times of an Orb Weaver

    March 15, 2015 to April 26, 2015

A recent gift to the Parrish of nine drawings by Joe Zucker, all studies for a 1992 print project with Riverhouse Editions in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, prompted an in depth look at the working process of this protean artist. For the first time the drawings and prints will be shown together with a series of paintings—sash-cord strung in a lattice-like grid–all inspired by an extended consideration of the wily and industrious arachnid. “My paintings are about the process of painting,” he said. “It’s a blue-collar, proletarian approach.” The work touches on the issues of the relationship between the process of painting and the meaning and use of the materials.”

Joe Zucker: Life & Times of an Orb Weaver is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Mary Boone Gallery, Hall Art Foundation, Julia Reyes Taubman and Robert Taubman, Rebecca and Ken Bruder, and Marieluise Hessel.

Additional support for Parrish Perspectives is provided by the Herman Goldman Foundation.

Parrish Perspectives is a series of concentrated exhibitions that offers the Museum opportunities to respond spontaneously and directly to unique ways of thinking about art, artists, and the creative process.

Additional Parrish Perspectives exhibitions include:

Robert Dash: Theme and Variations

Jules Feiffer: Kill My Mother