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Installation view: Parrish Perspectives, Brian Gaman: Vanishing Point at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, March 13–April 24, 2016. Photo: Gary Mamay

Parrish Perspectives: Brian Gaman

Vanishing Point

March 13–April 24, 2016

Parrish Perspectives is a series of concentrated exhibitions that offers the Museum opportunities to respond spontaneously and directly to unique ways of thinking about art, artists, and the creative process. Beginning in the mid-1970s Brian Gaman embarked on a highly personal…
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Installation view: Parrish Perspectives, Connie Fox: Self As… at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, March 13–April 24, 2016. Photo: Gary Mamay

Parrish Perspectives: Connie Fox

Self As...

March 13–April 24, 2016

Parrish Perspectives is a series of concentrated exhibitions that offers the Museum opportunities to respond spontaneously and directly to unique ways of thinking about art, artists, and the creative process. In 2007, Connie Fox set up a mirror and a bookstand…
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Installation view: Parrish Perspectives, Lindsay Morris: You Are You at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, March 13–April 24, 2016. Photo: Gary Mamay

Parrish Perspectives: Lindsay Morris

You Are You

March 13–April 24, 2016

Parrish Perspectives is a series of concentrated exhibitions that offers the Museum opportunities to respond spontaneously and directly to unique ways of thinking about art, artists, and the creative process. Since 2007 Lindsay Morris has been documenting a weekend summer camp…
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Installation View: 2016 Student Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, January 30–February 28, 2016. Photo: Daniel Gonzalez

2016 Student Exhibition

January 30–February 28, 2016

Each year, the Parrish Art Museum’s Student Exhibition provides an opportunity for local students to have their work on view in a professional venue. More than 1,000 young artists from private, public, parochial, and home schools participate. Participants in the Student Exhibition explore many…
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Joe Fig (American, born 1958), April and Eric, August 10, 2004, 2005–2006. Mixed media, 29 x 96 x 48 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Rita Krauss, 2015.34

Home Sweet Home

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

In Winslow Homer’s 1863 painting Home Sweet Home, two Union soldiers sit at a forlorn campsite look at a smoking campfire, hard biscuits on a tin plate, and a rain-soaked pup tent. Contemporary viewers would have immediately associated this title with…
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James Brooks (American, 1906–1992), Untitled, 1953. Oil and gouache on paper, 22 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Richard I. Adrian, 2012.14.5

James Brooks: Process of Discovery

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

James Brooks (1906–1992) was one of the most widely celebrated painters of the 1950s New York school. Born in St. Louis, Brooks grew up in Texas and attended Southern Methodist University from 1923 to 1925, arriving in New York shortly…
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William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916), Park in Brooklyn, ca. 1887. Oil on panel, 16 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Littlejohn Collection, 1961.5.11

American Views

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

Images of the landscape—both real and imagined—have flourished in American art for more than a century, from the great transcendent Hudson River School paintings to the more intimate but no less impressive works created here on the East End. Artists…
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Dorothea Rockburne (American, born Canada, 1932), Egyptian Painting: Sahura, 1980. Conté crayon, pencil, oil, and gesso on folded linen with wall drawing, 93 x 64 1/4 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of the Prop Foundation, 2013.11

Collective Conversation

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

Works of art can take many forms, and artists throughout history have pushed at the boundaries of the traditional materials of painting, drawing, and sculpture to create powerful visual expressions and experiences. The four works of art on view in…
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Raymond Parker (American, 1922–1990), Untitled, 1962. Oil on canvas, 72 x 68 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Edward F. Dragon in memory of Alfonso Ossorio, 1992.8.8

Inscape—The Inner Nature Of Things

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

Can meaning reside in abstraction? The challenge taken up by many artists who paint abstractly is to discover in what ways they can express the unique inner nature of a person, place, thing or event—the emotional feelings generated by everyday…
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Dan Christensen, American, 1947–2007, Moondowner, 1970. Enamel and acrylic on canvas, 53 x 109 1/8 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of Harvey M. and Ruth Glesby Wagner, 2009.12.1

Connections and Context

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

Each fall the Museum introduces a new series of installations of the permanent collection, highlighting recently acquired works and creating different connections and contexts. The goal is to offer inventive ways of looking at the familiar and the unfamiliar, bringing…
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Linda K. Alpern (American, born 1951), Tiffany and Greenport Friends, 2004. Selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of the artist, 2011.15.3

Close to Home

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

In images of our everyday surroundings—a clothesline, a fence, family and friends—these seven photographers evoke powerful feelings about home and the people and things that make up our lives. In an interview, Adam Bartos once defined solitude as the state…
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Annie Leibovitz (American, born 1949), Chuck Close, 2000. Gelatin silver print, 12 ¾ x 15 ¾ inches. Parrish Art Museum Gift of James Freeman and Laura Lofaro, 2015.25

Picturing Artists

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

Every portrait photograph is a collaborative effort between photographer and subject. Nowhere is this relationship more evident than when the subject is a fellow artist. Much like the nineteenth-century French photographer Nadar, who captured the images of the great painters…
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Alexis Rockman (American, born 1962), Scallop (Pectinidae), 2014. Soil from Cedar Point and acrylic polymer on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of The Drawing Room, East Hampton. Photo: Jenny Gorman

Alexis Rockman

East End Field Drawings

October 25, 2015–February 28, 2016

Alexis Rockman: East End Field Drawings explores the intersections among art, science, and history. For more than twenty years, Rockman has traveled throughout the world, collaborating with scientists and field researchers to see, experience, and learn about a region’s ecology as inspirations…
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Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson, Water Mill, NY, July 1962. Photo: John Jonas Gruen ©1962

Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson

Seen and Unseen

October 25, 2015–January 18, 2016

This exhibition brings together paintings and works on paper by Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson—two notable figures in American art who emerged from the pursuit of rigorous abstraction to develop highly individual and beautifully compelling approaches to representation, fundamentally reinventing…
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Installation View: Parrish Road Show 2015, Saskia Friedrich: LOVE at Art Barge in Amagansett, New York, August 22 and 26, 2015. Photo: Andrea Grover

Parrish Road Show: Saskia Friedrich

ENCOUNTER/LOVE

August 22, 2015 to August 31, 2015

Site: The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art/The Art Barge 110 Napeague Meadow Road Amagansett, New York Saskia Friedrich works with solid colored fabric that she cuts and arranges in abstract compositions on planar surfaces. For Parrish Road Show, the artist takes…
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Installation View: Parrish Road Show 2015, Tucker Marder: Stampede at 1058 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, New York, August 15–31, 2015. Photo: Jenny Gorman

Parrish Road Show: Tucker Marder

Stampede

August 15, 2015 to August 31, 2015

Site: 1058 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, New York Playfully inventive, Tucker Marder has worked in theater, puppetry, installation, and underwater performance with themes ranging from animal and human behavior to anthropomorphic trees. For Stampede, the artist choreographs an inter-species dance with…
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Andreas Gursky: Landscapes

August 2, 2015 to October 18, 2015

German visual artist Andreas Gursky is renowned for his monumentally scaled photographs—grand urban and natural landscape vistas and large format architecture—created from a dispassionate, omniscient point of view. Highly detailed, Gursky’s images are at once dead-pan observational and transcendent. He…
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Platform: Tara Donovan

July 4, 2015 to October 12, 2015

Tara Donovan has an affinity for materials that other artists might not give a second glance. In her work, she transforms the stuff of everyday life, such as drinking straws, toothpicks, index cards, disposable cups and the like, into formations…
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Chuck Close Photographs

May 10, 2015 to July 26, 2015

This comprehensive survey explores how Chuck Close, perhaps one of the most important figures  in contemporary art, has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, methods, and approaches. The photographic origin of each Close painting is well known; however, Close’s exploration…
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Parrish Perspectives: Jules Feiffer

Kill My Mother

March 15, 2015 to April 26, 2015

More than 140 large scale ink and watercolor drawings Jules Feiffer created for his first-ever full scale graphic novel demonstrate how, at the age of 85, this world renowned cartoonist has established an entirely new artistic direction. The installation takes…
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