Parrish Road Show 2019: Laurie Lambrecht
Limn to Limb
October 5–November 3, 2019
The Madoo Conservancy
618 Sagg Main Street Sagaponack, NY 11962
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays Noon–4:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday October 5, 3–5 pm | Free and Open to the Public
Now in its eighth year, the Parrish Road Show is the Museum’s annual creative off-site cultural engagement program. Every year, East End artists are invited to create new work for temporary projects and engage residents in their process. In an effort to deeply connect art and creativity to everyday life, the exhibitions take place at public sites across the region—cultural and historical organizations, public parks and highways, and community centers—and the artists offer public talks and artmaking workshops for children and adults.
For Parrish Road Show 2019, Laurie Lambrecht will present Limn to Limb, a site-specific installation at The Madoo Conservancy, where she will respond to Madoo’s trees, shrubs, and structural details that are typically painted in bright colors with interventions that include photography, printmaking, weaving, and knitting. Limn to Limb comprises three elements: large-scale fiber prints of tree bark, hand-knitted covers for stones, rocks, and trees, and the use of colorful twine as a decorative, contrasting element on the property.
The exploration and observation of the nuances of bark has long been the impetus for Lambrecht’s creation of prints and fiber pieces. Examining and photographing the varied specimen trees on the property, these images will be used to create large-scale fabric prints that will cover the façade of Madoo’s main gallery building.
A second element of the installation is a continuation of a project Lambrecht began last fall on Hardanger Fjord’s edge in Norway. By covering stones and rocks with colorful knitted wool, the artist exalts the small and sometimes overlooked and prompts the viewer to rediscover these humble garden elements. The soft covers challenge the perception of the very qualities of a stone, thus enhancing the visual and tactic experiences that contribute to memory of place.
The third part of the installation involves colorful knitted wool and twine covering tree trunks to create a dialog within Madoo’s signature use of color and as a contrast to the muted shade of the fabric that protects the trees and shrubs.
About Laurie Lambrecht
Laurie Lambrecht, a native of Bridgehampton who works in photography and fiber, has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, and her photographs are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, D.C., and the Parrish Art Museum, among others. In the early 1990’s, as administrative assistant to Roy Lichtenstein, Lambrecht photographed the artist and his process. Roy Lichtenstein in His Studio, the monograph of her project, was published by Monacelli Press in 2011. She has worked with theater artist Robert Wilson at the Watermill Center since 1993, and from 2012–2014 Lambrecht photographed a documentary project for the Rauschenberg Foundation (Florida). She was recently a fellow at artist residencies there and at the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center. This spring Lambrecht will be an artist in residence at the Watermill Center
Lambrecht has taught workshops in the Literacy through Photography program in Medellin, Colombia, and locally, at Project Most in Bridgehampton and the Art Barge in Montauk. She has given talks about her work at The Morgan Library, New York, and The Art Institute of Chicago, and The National Gallery of Art, among other venues.
The Madoo Conservancy is dedicated to the study, preservation, and enhancement of Madoo, the ever changing, horticulturally diverse garden with historic structures established in 1967 by artist, gardener, and writer Robert Dash in the village of Sagaponack, New York. At Madoo, a unique living tribute to the artistic imagination of its founder, Madoo seeks to continually engage, educate, and inspire their visitors within this ever-changing, entirely organic environment.