Artists Choose Artists at Parrish

Melinda Hackett’s “riverstone (summer/water),” from 2010, a large-format oil on canvas, will be part of an exhibit opening on Saturday at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton.

    The Parrish Art Museum will open “Artists Choose Artists,” its second juried exhibit, to the public on Sunday. The show will feature groupings of one “jury” artist who was selected by the museum to choose two other artists who seemed to share affinities or stylistic similarities. The exhibit will include displays of one of the juror’s works along side those artists chosen by the juror.
    The seven jurors in the show include Alice Aycock, Ross Bleckner, Dan Rizzie, Matthew Satz, Gary Simmons, Agathe Snow, and Frank Wimberley. Those chosen include Kryn Olson, Mike Solomon, Perry Burns, Melinda Hackett, Renate Aller, Mary Ellen Bartley, Terry Elkins, Liliya Lifanova, Ross Watts, Tad Wiley, Alice Hope, Nella Khanis, Fulvio Massi, and Julie Small-Gamby.
    The museum received 200 online submissions and from those the artists selected a short list for studio visits. Then each chose two artists to work with for the show. Work in the exhibit will include painting, sculpture, photography, and video. Andrea Grover, the museum’s associate curator will install the exhibit with Alicia Longwell, the museum’s chief curator for art and education.
    In addition to a variety of mediums, the artists chosen also reflect very different approaches to art making. Some are abstract or conceptual. Others are quite literal in their realism. Compositions might take organic or architectural forms as their focus. Many use the South Fork as their inspiration.
    On Saturday, a reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at which footage taken by Ms. Grover of the artists’ studios will be shown. Reservations will be required for the 6 p.m. program. The film will also be screen on Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. The exhibit will remain on view through October 9.
    In the same spirit of collaboration, James Salomon, who has a gallery in New York City and has previously shown artists in an East Hampton warehouse space, has joined forces with Charlotte Kidd to present “A Social Experiment” this weekend at the Old Stone Boys Club on Montauk Highway in Water Mill.
    The artists are from New York. The curators selected six, who then chose the other six. The pairings are Hunter Barnes with Rebecca Schiffman; Jamie Diamond with Jeff Fichera; Joey Frank with Dustin Yellin; John Gordon Gauld with Rosalie Stone Morris; Nir Hod with Christina Kruse; Wilmot Kidd with Jesse Langille, and Jane Moseley with Paige Mead.
    An opening reception will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will run through Sunday. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.