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OptoSonic Echoes

August 15–October 31, 2019

OptoSonic Echoes is an 8-channel continuous sound installation positioned at the exterior of the Museum’s north entrance, containing the voices and sounds of participants in the September 27 performance, OptoSonic Tea @ the Parrish, an evening-length group improvisation featuring some…
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Installation view: Shaping Identity, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, November 11, 2018–October 6, 2019. Photo: Gary Mamay

Shaping Identity

November 11, 2018–May 22, 2019

Photographer Jeremy Dennis has said that in his art he works towards resolving issues of “indigenous identity, assimilation, and tradition.” A member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, he looks to traditional narratives and mythologies for inspiration. The Interment of Pogattacut…
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Joe Zucker (American, born 1941), Boxing Rounds #13, #14, and #15, 1981. Acrylic, cotton, Rhoplex on canvas, and enamel on wood, 73 x 73 inches each. Extended loan from the Collection of Robert S. Taubman, Courtesy of Marlborough Contemporary, New York and London

Joe Zucker

On view through October 6, 2019

THE BOXER In the 1950s art critic Harold Rosenberg coined the term “action painting” to describe the work of the Abstract Expressionists, confirming that a painting was not just a surface on which to paint a picture but one on…
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Donald Sultan (American, born 1951), White Poppies with Flocked Centers March 3 2002, 2002. Enamel, flocking, tar, and spackle on linoleum tile on Masonite, 96 x 96 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Will Ameringer in honor of Trudy C. Kramer, 2007.3

A Fresh Look: The Collection in Conversation

November 11, 2018–October 6, 2019

Black and white are monochromes but not colors; black is the absence or complete absorption of visible light, a color without hue; white is light—the combination of all the colors on the spectrum. A black and white subject is one…
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Louisa Chase (American, born Panama, 1951–2016), Untitled, 1988. Oil on canvas, 84 x 72 inches. Gift of Theodore and Ruth Baum, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, 2000.7

Louisa Chase: Below the Surface

November 11, 2018–October 6, 2019

At first glance, you might consider the images created by Louisa Chase playful, sometimes even exuberant—simplified pictographs dancing in a composition of color, environmental forms and figurative representations suspended in layers of gestural mark-making. Upon closer inspection, the imagery reveals…
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Fred W. McDarrah (American, 1926–2007), Andy Warhol with Brillo Boxes, Stable Gallery, 1964. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of the Estate of Fred W. McDarrah, 2018.8.5

Into the Artist’s World: The Photographs of Fred W. McDarrah

November 11, 2018–October 6, 2019

In these portraits of artists from 1959 to 1975, the photographer Fred W. McDarrah (1926–2007) always seems to be in the right place at the right time. He once said he did not feel as talented as some people, especially…
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David Salle (American, born 1952), After Michelangelo, The Flood, 2005–2006. Oil and acrylic on linen, 90 x 185 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Margaret S. Bilotti, 2018.10.2

Picture

November 11, 2018–October 6, 2019

Picture is a two-part thematic exhibition featuring important recent acquisitions of paintings by David Salle and Photorealist artists. In 2004, Salle was commissioned for Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, to address a single subject: the Sistine Chapel. In three monumental paintings—After Michelangelo, The Creation; After…
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Fairfield Porter (American, 1907–1975), Calverton, 1954. Oil on canvas, 29 5/8 x 44 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of the Estate of Fairfield Porter, 1980.10.60

Fairfield Porter Raw: The Creative Process of an American Master

November 11, 2018–October 6, 2019

In 1949, Fairfield Porter (1907–1975) established his home and studio on the East End of Long Island when he moved with his wife and children from New York City into a rambling, nineteenth-century sea captain’s house and adjoining stable on…
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Jean-Luc Mylayne (French, born 1946), No. 186 January February 2004 , 2004. C-print, 48 x 60 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Mylene and Jean-Luc Mylayne, 2009.7.1

Jean-Luc Mylane: A Matter of Place

March 24–July 28, 2019

Monumentally scaled photographs by the French artist who juxtaposes natural and man-made, stillness and motion, calm and tension within poetic and mysterious photographs. The exhibition reflects the artist’s almost metaphysical approach to image-making. Through his lifetime pursuit to photograph commonplace birds in natural habitats, Mylayne has…
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Candace Hill Montgomery (American, born 1945), “I Had to Assure the Falcon its Wings would be Kept together as a Family,” 2018. Sheep roving, bouclé, linen, wool, silk, falcon feathers. Driftwood (hanger), 28 x 14 inches.

Parrish Road Show 2019: Candace Hill Montgomery

Hills & Valleys

May 17–June 16, 2019

  RELATED PROGRAM Friday, November 1, 6 pm Road Show Artist’ Talk Now in its eighth year, Parrish Road Show is the Museum’s off-site project designed to encourage engagement and interaction between artists and the communities outside the Museum’s walls.…
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Laurie Lambrecht, Installation View

Parrish Road Show 2019: Laurie Lambrecht

Limn to Limb

October 5–November 2, 2019

The Madoo Conservancy 618 Sagg Main Street Sagaponack, NY 11962 Hours: Fridays and Saturdays Noon–4:00 pm   RELATED PROGRAM Friday, November 1, 6 pm Road Show Artist’ Talk Now in its eighth year, the Parrish Road Show is the Museum’s annual…
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Barbara Bloom (American, born 1951), The Complete Works of Barbara Bloom, 1989. 38 bound books on shelf, 14 3/4 x 52 x 12 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of Barbara Toll, 2004.5

Parrish Perspectives: Recent Acquisitions in Context

March 24–April 28, 2019

Parrish Perspectives: Recent Acquisitions in Context offers the Museum an opportunity to respond spontaneously and directly to art, artists, and the creative process. This year’s installation thematically pairs significant recent acquisitions with works drawn from the permanent collection, providing insight into…
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Renate Aller (German, born 1960), Mountain Interval PLATE 29 #97s, Alaska, Valdez Range, August 2017 , 2017. Archival pigment print, 60 x 89 inches. Courtesy the artist

Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation

March 24–July 28, 2019

A focused exhibition of works by the German-born photographer illuminating her exploration of the interrelationship of romanticism, memory, and place through dynamic compositions rich with implied narratives. The exhibition features 12 large-scale archival prints in a gallery installation specifically designed to present a…
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Installation View: 2019 Student Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, February 9, 2019–March 10, 2019. Photo: Tom Kochie

2019 Student Exhibition

February 9, 2019–March 10, 2019

The annual Student Exhibition, a 60-year tradition at the Parrish, features the work of more than 1,000 young artists from schools on Eastern Long Island. Working with their art teachers and through art clubs, the students demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, and technical…
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Thomas Joshua Cooper (American, born 1946), Moonrise over Montauk – The North Atlantic Ocean, Montauk Point, “The End,” East Hampton Township, (South Fork) Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, 2016/2017. Gelatin silver print, 30 x 40 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of the Lannan Foundation, 2019.5.1

Thomas Joshua Cooper: Refuge

May 5–July 28, 2019

Throughout his career, Thomas Joshua Cooper has been preoccupied with water as a focal point for his abiding fascination with the landscape, historical and cultural geography, cartography, and the problems of picture-making. Thomas Joshua Cooper: Refuge features more than 49 photographs, anchored…
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Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928–2011), Provincetown Window, 1963-64. Acrylic on canvas, 82 3/8 x 81 7/8 inches. Collection of Josh and Beth Friedman. © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Tim Pyle, Light Blue Studio, courtesy Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York

Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown

August 4–October 27, 2019

Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown highlights key examples of Helen Frankenthaler’s work produced during summers spent in that coastal town and underscores their impact on her development as a painter. Beginning with work from the summer of 1950, the exhibition…
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Keith Sonnier (American, born 1941), Ba-O-Ba I (Ba-O-Ba Series), 1969. Plate glass, neon tubing, electrical wire, and transformer, 84 x 204 x 18 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone Gallery, New York/ Los Angeles

Keith Sonnier: Until Today

July 1, 2018–January 27, 2019

Keith Sonnier, a pioneering figure in the fields of conceptual, video, and performance art in the 1960s, radically reframed the function of sculpture. Keith Sonnier: Until Today is the first solo exhibition in 35 years in an American museum of…
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Parrish Road Show 2018, Esly E. Escobar: Playground at The Remsenburg Academy, August 18–September 15, 2018. Photo: Lori Hawkins

Parrish Road Show: Esly E. Escobar

Playground

August 18–September 15, 2018

The Remsenburg Academy, 130 South Country Road, Remsenburg, New York 11960 The outdoor installation is visible at all times. Watch the making of the sculpture here.   Parrish Road Show, now in its seventh year, is the Parrish Art Museum’s creative off-site summer…
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Jeremy Dennis, The Moon Person, 2017. Vibrachrome print, 18 x 26 inches. Photo courtesy the artist

Parrish Road Show: Jeremy Dennis

Stories—Dreams, Myths, and Experiences

August 11, 2018–September 3, 2018

Arts Center at Duck Creek, 127 Squaw Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 Open Friday–Sunday, 12–4 pm, and Labor Day, Monday September 3; or by appointment, call 631-283-2118 x 140 RSVP here for the opening reception on Saturday, August 11, 3–5 pm at The…
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Installation View: Platform, Barthélémy Toguo: The Beauty of Our Voice at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, August 5–October 21, 2018. Photo: Jenny Gorman

Platform: Barthélémy Toguo

The Beauty of Our Voice

August 5–October 21, 2018

Barthélémy Toguo’s multi-disciplinary work addresses migration, colonialism, race, and the relationship between the global north and south. For his first solo exhibition in an American museum, The Beauty of Our Voice, Toguo is expanding his gaze to the U.S. with new watercolor…
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