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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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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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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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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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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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Andreas Gursky (German, born 1955), Avenue of the Americas, 2001. Chromogenic print, 81 ¼ x 140 ¼ x 2 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, New York. © 2018 Andreas Gursky/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/ Courtesy Sprüth Magers, Berlin/ London.

Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture

March 18–June 17, 2018

Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture is a comprehensive survey that explores the dynamic relationship between architecture, photography, and the viewer. Seen through the lens of historical and architectural photographers from the 1930s to the present, Image Building offers a nuanced perspective on…
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Installation View: 2018 Student Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, February 3–March 8, 2018. Photo: Daniel Gonzalez

2018 Student Exhibition

February 3–March 4, 2018

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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Alan Shields (American, 1944–2005), Devil, Devil, Love, 1970. Cotton belting, acrylic, thread, beads, and wood, 96 x 194 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Museum Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Carney Fund 2007.15. Photo: Gary Mamay

Permanent Collection: Five and Forward

November 10, 2017–October 15, 2018

This November marks the fifth anniversary of the Parrish in its Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Water Mill. To celebrate this milestone, the annual reinstallation of the Parrish permanent collection presents a closer look at artists whose work represents…
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Robert Bechtle, ‘71 Buick, 1972. Oil on canvas, 48 7/8 x 68 inches. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Barrie M. Damson, 1979.

From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today

August 6, 2017–January 21, 2018

From Lens to Eye to Hand reexamines this important movement in contemporary art that found its roots in the late 1960s in California and New York and continues today. Photorealism reintroduced what many considered to be straightforward representation into an art…
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Installation View: Parrish Road Show 2017, Auto Body: Red Right Return at the Parrish Art Museum, August 1–September 4, 2017. Photo courtesy Auto Body

Parrish Road Show: Auto Body

August 1–September 4, 2017

Parrish Road Show, now in its sixth year, is the Parrish Art Museum’s creative off-site summer series featuring temporary projects by East End artists. Road Show is designed to deeply connect creativity to everyday life by presenting exhibitions and programs in unexpected…
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Installation View: Platform 2017, Clifford Ross: Light | Waves at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, July 16–October 15, 2017. Courtesy RYAN LEE Gallery, New York and Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Photo: Lori Morris

Platform: Clifford Ross

Light | Waves

July 16–October 15, 2017

Clifford Ross is a multimedia artist who began his career as a painter and sculptor after graduating from Yale University in 1974. In 1994, after many years of painting and sculpting, Ross became interested in photography, devoting himself to intensive…
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Installation View: John Graham: Maverick Modernist at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, May 7–July 30, 2017. Photo: Gary Mamay

John Graham: Maverick Modernist

May 7–July 30, 2017

John Graham: Maverick Modernist is a comprehensive survey of significant scope and scholarship, exploring how the artist became an influential figure in the development of a distinctly American approach to art-making in the first half of the twentieth century, and in…
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