• Parrish Perspectives: Robert Dash
    Theme and Variations

    March 15, 2015 to April 26, 2015

    Robert Dash, American, 1931–2013 Evening Blow, 1972 Acrylic on canvas 72 x 108 inches Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of the artist 2009.16

For nearly fifty years Robert Dash (1934–2013) painted and gardened at Madoo (an old Scottish word for “my dove”), a gray-shingled cluster of 18th-century buildings near the ocean in Sagaponack. He recorded epiphanies large and small that transpired in those two acres, in both lyrical paint and elegant prose written for a weekly newspaper column. In a final series of ten paintings and as many works on paper, Dash amplified a single image of neighboring Sagg Main Street to create a nuanced exploration of color and light.

Robert Dash: Theme & Variations is made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Alec Baldwin Foundation, Vivian and Miguel Barg, Charlotte Moss and Barry Friedberg, Leslie Rose Close, and Pingree and Donald Louchheim.

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:

Jules Feiffer: Kill My Mother

Joe Zucker: Life & Times of an Orb Weaver