PUBLIC PROGRAMS & FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE PARRISH
Alicia Longwell in Conversation with Painter Lucien Smith
Friday, October 2, 5–6 pm
Join Chief Curator Alicia Longwell and abstract painter Lucien Smith, whose 10 large-scale paintings from his 2013 Southampton Suite are currently on view, in the Lichtenstein Theater for an illustrated talk, which will also be live-streamed online. Seating in the theater is limited with socially distanced seating. Registration is required.
$20 | $10 Parrish Members
Free for Students and Children
Lucien Smith (b.1989) is best known for his process-based works that employ both accidental and improvisational marks to create loose, all-over compositions. Organized by Alicia Longwell, Lucien Smith: Southampton Suite brings the artist’s Rain Paintings series to conclusion with the 10 large-scale paintings created in a plein air studio that he constructed on the East End during the summer of 2013. With the 9 x 7 ft acrylic on unprimed canvas Southampton Suite paintings, the artist created an immersive environment that continues his quest to “. . .replicate a natural process with manmade tools.” The ten works on view here from 2013 have never been shown as a group.
Smith’s paintings, made by filling an empty fire extinguisher with paint and spraying the canvas, became widely known soon after his 2011 graduation from Cooper Union. What appealed to Smith was the way he was able to replicate a natural process—rain—with a manmade tool. For the first Rain Paintings series, Murmur of the Heart, he used blue and yellow paint; after this initial investigations he began to use a monochromatic approach, taking a cue from the traditional depiction of rain in Japanese woodblock prints.
Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is required.
All tickets are sold pre-event and online only. No sales at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.
The event takes place in the Lichtenstein Theater with limited, socially distanced seating.
You must wear a mask throughout the entire program.
Restrooms will be open during the event. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. The Parrish is being regularly disinfected for the safety of our staff and visitors.
Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.
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