4. Darlene Charneco: Symbiosome Schoolhouse. Symbiosome Interkingdom Council, 2021–2021. Nails, resin, enamel, acrylic on wood, 40” diameter. Photo: Carl Timpone, courtesy Praxis Gallery, New York.

Darlene Charneco

Symbiosome Schoolhouse Parrish Road Show 2021

August 28–October 24, 2021

For the 2021 Parrish Road Show, the Parrish Art Museum has invited Darlene Charneco (American, b. 1971) to create a site-specific exhibition, Symbiosome Schoolhouse, at Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient, NY. She is currently artist-in-residence at the William Steeple Davis…

Roy Lichtenstein, Self-Portrait at an Easel, c. 1951–1952. Oil on canvas, 34 1/16 x 30 1/8 inches (86.5 x 76.5 cm). Private collection. © 2021. Estate of Roy Lichtenstein.

Roy Lichtenstein

History in the Making, 1948–1960

August 1–October 24, 2021

Providing an illuminating prologue to the artist’s well-known comics-inspired imagery, History in the Making tells the largely overlooked story of Lichtenstein’s early career, when formal experimentation and a keen eye for irony irrevocably defined his art. Organized with the authorization…

E Pluribus Unum, Installation view, Parrish Art Museum. Photo: Gary Mamay

E Pluribus One

April 18, 2021–September 6, 2021

Avedon’s photograph reminds us of the power of photography to stir our emotions, record our history, and capture both large and small details and this selection from the Parrish collection reveals unity in diversity. Since 2007 Lindsay Morris has been…

Lee Krasner (American, 1908–1984), Comet, 1970, Oil on canvas, 70 x 86 inches, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, courtesy Kasmin Gallery, New York.

Affinities for Abstraction:

Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020

May 2–July 18, 2021

Often regarded as playing an ancillary role in male-dominated Abstract Expressionism, five painters of the first and second generations of the movement, recently canonized in author Mary Gabriel’s in-depth account Ninth Street Women, spent formative years on the East End.…


Bonac Blind

October 18, 2020-May 4, 2021

For the 2020 Parrish Road Show, Scott Bluedorn created the Bonac Blind, a floating, mostly handmade dwelling constructed from a repurposed duck blind structure. The work draws attention to the drastic shortage of affordable housing in the Hamptons that has effected a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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


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…

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…

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…

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

  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. Each year, selected artists work together with the Parrish and partner…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Artists Choose Artists 2019 Jurors. Top, L-R: Lillian Ball. Photo: Randee Dadonna; Ralph Gibson. Photo: Lou Reed; Valerie Jaudon. Photo: Richard Kalina. Bottom, L-R: Jill Moser. Photo: Lauren Pascarella; Alexis Rockman. Photo: Dorothy Spears; Lucien Smith. Photo: Gregory Harris; Allan Wexler. Photo: Stephen Finn

Artists Choose Artists 2019

November 10, 2019–February 23, 2020

  Artists Choose Artists is the Parrish Art Museum’s triennial exhibition that highlights the dynamic relationships among the multi-generational artist community of Long Island’s East End. Artists Choose Artists is designed to catalyze creative networks and encourage mentorship and conversations between…