WATER MILL, NY.-
Artists Choose Artists, the Parrish Art Museum
s juried exhibition celebrating the artists of the East End and the dynamic relationships that unite the areas creative community, opened November 10, 2013, and remains on view through January 19, 2014. This exhibition is the third iteration of the series, conceived in 2009 to encourage dialogue and fellowship among the East Ends expanded, multi-generational network of artists.
The open call provides for the discovery of hundreds of East End artists who the Museum, the jurors and the public may not have known previously, noted Andrea Grover, Curator of Special Projects and the exhibition organizer. The review process is eye-opening because it offers a snapshot of this moment and insight into trends and themes that are developing now.
For this years exhibition, seven distinguished East End artists served as jurors, individually reviewing 300 online submissions in order to select two each for subsequent studio visits. Artists Choose Artists is a dynamic and sometimes messy proposition, Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan commented. By installing the jurors work alongside that of the selected artists, we can offer a window into the deliberative process and provide interesting juxtapositions across artistic platforms and generations of working artists.
The exhibition features painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video by the seven jurors and fourteen artists. The jurors followed by their selectees are as follows:
Laurie Anderson with Elizabeth Dow and Mary McCormick
Judith Hudson with Don Christensen and Christine Sciulli
Mel Kendrick with Elise Ansel and Eva Faye
David Salle with Carol Hayes and Virva Hinnemo
Ned Smyth with Koichiro Kurita and Rick Liss
Keith Sonnier with Rossa Cole and Brian Gaman
Robert Wilson with Tucker Marder and Ezra Thompson
A short documentary taped at each of the artists studios by Parrish East End Stories Fellow Michael Pinto is available for viewing on the Parrishs Vimeo site: https://vimeo.com/parrishartmuseum.