• John Torreano, P.M.’s Mum

    John Torreano (American, born 1941), P.M.’s Mum, 1985. Painted and incised plywood with plastic, 96 x 108 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of Harrison and Julie Augur, 2012.24

What We See, How We See


What We See, How We See is a seven-part exhibition that contextualizes work by a variety of artists through the lens of how they see and interpret the world around them. Individual galleries based on specific themes feature paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculpture, opening with the diverse image making of artists Richard Prince, Dorothea Rockburne, and David Salle, among others. Circles, Squares, and Squiggles explores abstract gestures through works by Jennifer Bartlett, Willem de Kooning, and Perle Fine; Portraits by Chuck Close, Till Freiwald and others reveal their subjects in larger than life paintings; and American Landscapes highlights work from the Parrish’s renowned holdings. Two galleries bring to light bodies of work by single artists, from the tragic-comic world view of Saul Steinberg (a major gift from the Saul Steinberg Foundation that comprises works on paper, wallpaper and fabric), to the joyful imagery of Tom Slaughter.