The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, September 22, 2019

New exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum features work never before seen at the museum
Richmond Burton (American, born 1960), Zone, 1995. Oil on linen, 84 x 120 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of The Broad Art Foundation, 2012.11.1.

WATER MILL, NY.- The Parrish Art Museum’s new exhibition, Parrish Perspectives: New Works in Context, showcases more than 70 works from the more than 300 acquisitions added to the Museum’s collection since the opening of the Water Mill building in 2012. The exhibition, on view from March 12 through April 23, 2017, features paintings, sculpture, and works on paper dating from 1925 to 2016 by established collection artists as well artists new to the collection within the last four and a half years. On Friday, March 24, 6 pm, Alicia Longwell, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, will discuss the exhibition’sartists and themes in the program The Curator’s View.

“Parrish Perspectives:New Works in Context reflects the curatorial decision-making involved in the process of building a collection, and demonstrates the Museum’s commitment to bringing together works that enhance the appreciation of art and the artist’s practice,” said Longwell. “It also reveals the generosity of the many donors who understand the value of making great art available to the community.”

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. The current iteration reveals the depth and breadth of new acquisitions to the Museum within the context of its ever-growing collection of more than 3,000 works dating from 1833 to today. New Works in Context is organized into four themes: Representing Abstraction, Humor and Irony, Horizon Lines, and Face to Face.

Representing Abstractionreveals the ways in which artists explore how the physical and philosophical universe is perceived. Several artists find the source of abstraction in nature, as in Sheila Isham’s Cosmic Flight, 1987, where abstract forms reference the spiritual power of birds on the wing. In Untitled (Daffodil Series), 2002, Peter Dayton turns a stock image of a flower into a broadly graphic work through geometric repetition.Ati Maier begins with an abstract grid for More, 2004, adding layers of imagery that weave together like an organically growing puzzle. The use of photographs as an abstraction of the three-dimensional world is a starting point for paintings by Howard Kanovitz, Malcolm Morley, and Bob Knox, who creates what he calls “non-fiction painting.” Knox’s Jitterbug, 2007, is a nighttime scene of New York, abstracted by multiple passes through a Xerox machine until it becomes a romantic but virtually unrecognizable tribute to the city. As early practitioners of Abstract Expressionism, James Brooks, Friedel Dzubas, and Theodoros Stamos bring a geometry and lyricism to their work.

Humor and Irony conveys dry wit, absurdity, dark humor, and the dichotomy that can exist in a single work. Elie Nadelman’s series of small plaster figurines, all female, combine the whimsy of a Kewpie doll with the grandeur of mythological goddesses. Untitled (Male Figure), 1974, by sculptor Bill King likewise evokes the ancient and the modern, demonstrating that satire and streamlining could coexist. Ry Rocklen’s visual puns become a non-verbal comedic performance in 10,000 Year Wait, 2005, where a chair (crafted of Styrofoam) is “magically” supported by wineglasses holding each leg. R.M. Fischer’s Strawberry Shortcake, 1982, is at once pure sculpture and decorative object: a futuristic lamp made from metal rods, brass knobs, and everyday objects like colanders and cooking pots. John Wesley’s Panoply, 1971, takes a penetrating look at WWI through the graphic clarity of silkscreen prints and the wry humor of the images themselves, with titles such as Priscilla the Hun and Shoot Him, Cecil.

Face to Face reveals the artists’ interpretation of portraits, from Till Freiwald’s realistic, monumentally-scaled watercolors of faces to Joe Zucker’s use of meaningful personal icons such as a martini glass and a catto create character portraits in The Ravenswood Series, 1988. In Joe Fig’s portraits, fellow artists Dana Schutz and Michael Goldberg are likewise defined by the symbols that represent them: namely, the tools of their craft. Photographic portraits of children on the brink of adolescence by Tina Barney, Adam Bartos, and Lindsay Morris point out shared human experiences rather than differences. Drawings by Tim Gardner, Elizabeth Peyton, Paul P., and Lucy Winton take up teenage angst. In Untitled (Grade 10), 2004, Gardner explores the pictorail conventions of portrait-making, meticulously recreating his high school yearbook picture in pastel.

Horizon Lines entertains a subject that has long occupied the creative imagination of artists working in all media, whether as a quick study of the sea and the sky, a detailed imagining of the intersection of man and nature, or a long engagement with the notion of photographic documentation freezing a moment in time. James Britton’s lyrical studies of water and sky from 1925 convey the immediacy of his rapidly sketched plein-air investigations. In Near Midnight, 2010, Jane Wilson concerns herself with what is above the horizon line—the air that is alive with possibilities resulting from capricious coastal weather patterns. Renate Aller has used a camera to explore the Atlantic Ocean from one vantage point over a number of years, recording the sameness and difference over time, as evidenced by the precise title of her work, Ocean | Desert # 60, Atlantic Ocean, November 2013, 2013 .

Today's News

March 19, 2017

Carole Davenport exhibits works by Hiroyuki Asano during Asia Week New York

Ancient, near-pristine Buddha to make Kabul museum debut

Colossus found in Egypt may have depicted Psammetich I

Rock n' Roll legend Chuck Berry dead at 90

2,500 years on, replica of sunken ship sets sail from Israel

Sierra Leone pastor unearths 706-carat diamond

First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

Major new retrospective exhibition of Rodney Graham opens at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco introduces Hercule Florence for the first time to the European public

Dazzling success for the Givaudan Collection at Piguet Auction House's Spring 2017 Sale

New traveling exhibit showcases 100 masterpieces from one of the greatest artists in exile

Aya Takano presents preparatory studies for a 186-page manga at Galerie Perrotin

Sotheby's announces Made in Britain, starring the art of the swinging sixties

New exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum features work never before seen at the museum

Original ink drawing by van Gogh will be part of The Woodshed Gallery's online-only fine art auction

Exhibition gives a complete overview of design during the Bauhaus period

Lunds konsthall presents portraits of 100 inspiring persons

Exhibition chronicles rise of the Ebony Fashion Fair, empowerment of African-Americans through fashion

The Bronx looks to capitalize as hip-hop's birthplace

FIFA museum to remain open despite new cuts - official

Wendy Fisher elected President of the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

FORMAT, the UK's largest photography festival will explore the theme of habitat

Exhibition of recent works by Kirsten Reynolds opens at Lucy Bell Fine Art

Artemis Gallery revisits landmark museum exhibition with auction

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful