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Creative Triads at the Parrish Art Museum

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:42
Allan Wexler's mixed-media piece "Glass Wear Harmonica" from 2014 is part of the multi-artist group show opening this weekend at the Parrish
Allan Wexler/Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York

The Parrish Art Museum’s “Artists Choose Artists” exhibition is returning this weekend for its fourth go-round, with several triads of artists coming together to show how their work aligns (or not, as the case may be) across the greater creative community of the East End.

Corinne Erni, a special projects curator at the museum who organized the show, noted that it “sparks conversations and exchanges that normally don’t happen among established and emerging artists.” This year’s groupings have a strong representation of two-dimensional work that varies among painting, photography, drawings, and prints. There is also a video and video game, some mixed-media works, and several sculptures.

The juror artists this year are Lillian Ball, Ralph Gibson, Valerie Jaudon, Jill Moser, Alexis Rockman, Lucien Smith, and Allan Wexler. They made their choices of collaborators from 300 online entries and follow-up studio visits. Their work will be on view in proximity to the artists they selected to participate.

Ms. Ball chose Scott Bluedorn and Janet Culbertson. Mr. Gibson selected Tria Giovan and Thomas Hoepker. Ms. Jaudon selected Janet Goleas and Bastienne Schmidt. Ms. Moser chose Mary Boochever and Dan Welden. Mr. Rockman selected Irina Alimanestianu and Ronald Reed. Mr. Smith chose Anne Seelbach and Mark William Wilson. And for Mr. Wexler it was Margaret Garrett and Priscilla Heine.

The 12 women and 9 men range in age from 33 to 87, offering a good mix of demographics along with mediums. A film of the studio visits by Ms. Erni will be part of the exhibition and available on the museum’s Vimeo page.

There will be five gallery talks on Friday evenings spread out through the exhibition period. Structured as discussions with three participants, the first, on Nov. 22, will feature a juror artist with two of his choices — Mr. Gibson with Ms. Giovan and Mr. Hoepker. After that, each talk with have three of the selected artists without a juror. On Dec. 13, Ms. Goleas, Ms. Heine, and Ms. Schmidt will be the guests.

The talks continue into the new year, as the exhibition runs from Sunday to Feb. 23. Future participants will be Ms. Alimanestianu, Mr. Bluedorn, Ms. Culbertson, Ms. Garrett, Mr. Reed, Mr. Wilson, Ms. Boochever, Ms. Seelbach, and Mr. Welden. Several artists will also lead workshops as part of the museum’s annual artist-in-residence program.

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