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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

  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…
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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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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…
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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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Community Day 2018. Photo: Sadie Klughers

Every Picture Tells A Story

November 11, 2018 to 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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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

For Parrish Road Show 2018, painter and sculptor Esly E. Escobar (b. 1981) created Playground, a site-specific installation including an abstract figure made of 10,000 balls used in a variety of sports—tennis, soccer, golf, baseball, and basketball—surrounded by toys. The…
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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

Contemporary fine art photographer Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, a federally recognized tribe in Southampton, on the East End of Long Island. In his work, Dennis explores indigenous identity, assimilation, and tradition from…
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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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