This series of unique encounters paired a leading artist and an avid collector as they explored the intersection of creativity and collecting.
Each Parrish Pairing was a limited-capacity encounter providing an opportunity for attendees to engage directly with panelists in an intimate salon setting. Held in real time on Zoom, the series kicked off on March 7 and concluded Sunday, March 21. This Virtual Winter Benefit supported Education and Exhibitions at the Parrish.
(Participants received virtual backgrounds for each conversation, a playlist of the artist’s favorite studio songs, a cocktail recipe befitting each day’s program, and Parrish Pairings cocktail napkins.)
Clifford Ross with Beth Rudin DeWoody, introduction by Chief Curator Alicia Longwell
Sunday, March 7, 5pm EST
Collector/curator/philanthropist Beth Rudin DeWoody talks with Clifford Ross, the 2017 Parrish Platform artist whose mixed media installation Light | Waves recreated the experience of the oceans on LED screens on the Museum’s façade. Through his intensive experimentation, Ross has elevated the photographic process to an entirely new level.
READ ABOUT CLIFFORD ROSS’S 2017 INSTALLATION AT THE PARRISH, LIGHT | WAVES
Elmgreen & Dragset with Chad Leat
Sunday, March 14, 10am EST
Known for their Prada Marfa sculpture (Texas) and The Hive cityscape (Penn Station’s Moynihan Train Hall), artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset explore the relationship between art and design while addressing social and cultural issues. Collector/former Parrish Board Member Chad Leat, whose aesthetic sense dovetails with the artists’ world view, leads the conversation.
Sheree Hovsepian with Kelly Taxter, Director of the Parrish Art Museum
Sunday, March 21, 5pm EST
Welcome Parrish incoming director Kelly Taxter as she speaks with artist Sheree Hovsepian, who uses film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, objects, and the human body to produce her acclaimed assemblage. Work by Hovsepian will be featured in the Museum’s new exhibition Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950—2020, opening May 2, 2021.
Tickets: $250 per talk | $500 for series
(Your ticket is fully tax-deductible. All proceeds benefit the Museum’s ongoing exhibitions and education programs.)
PARRISH PAIRINGS Steering Committee:
Deborah F. Bancroft, Mary E. Frank, Christina MacDonald, Larry Milstein, Martha B. McLanahan, Sandy Perlbinder, Preston T. Phillips, Frederic M. Seegal, and Marcia Dunn Sobel
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