SOUTHAMPTON, NY.- The Parrish Road Show, an off-site creative summer series designed to bring together artists, visitors, and members of Long Islands East End community, features new installations by East End artists Alice Hope and Jill Musnicki.
East Hampton artist Alice Hopes Under the Radar is now on view at Camp Hero State Park in Montauk through August 31.
Composed of thousands of ferrite magnets, Hopes installation is situated on a 120 x 60 asphalt pad adjacent to Camp Heros iconic radar tower. Invisible and natural forces are my medium, with a particular fascination with magnetism and metal reactivity, says Hope, who is known for her large scale installations with metals and magnets. She selected the Camp Hero site for the history of the radar tower, its obsolescent military architecture, and the unseen forces claimed by conspiracy theorists. Camp Hero State Park is open every day from 8 am until sunset. An $8 parking fee per car is charged until 4 pm; parking is free thereafter, and there is no charge to see the installation.
Alice Hope received a BA in Art from Reed College and an MFA in Painting from Yale, where she won the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize. She has exhibited at galleries and museums in New York City, Boston, New Haven, Portland, Oregon, and on Long Island, among them the Islip Art Museum, Salomon Contemporary, and in the Parrishs Artists Choose Artists exhibition.
what comes around, a project of Sag Harbor artist Jill Musnicki, looks at the natural and built environment of the East End through strategically placed, motion-activated surveillance cameras. Placed in varying locations, the cameras document the normally unseen passage of wildlife and human life, and their intersecting activities. Presented as a three screen video projection in the Engine Barn of The Bridgehampton Historical Society, the installation will open with a reception Friday, August 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. It will remain on view Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, from 11 am to 5 pm each day. Admission is free.
Ms. Musnicki, a Sag Harbor resident, grew up in Bridgehampton and trained at the Philadelphia College of Art. She traveled extensively in Eastern Europe and India, and her work has been shown internationally and at galleries in Manhattan and on the East End, including at Danese Gallery, Guild Hall, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, and The Drawing Room.
The Parrish Road Show is curated by Andrea Grover, Curator of Programs.