• 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.

    What We See; How We See  has been made possible, in part, by the generous support of Barbara Slifka, Ellen Cantrowitz, and Garrett and Mary Moran.
    The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property tax payers from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.

    Saul Steinberg (American, born Romania, 1914–1999), Untitled (Amagansett Post Office), 1981. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of the Saul Steinberg Foundation, 2019.6.60 © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York