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The Art Scene 02.04.21

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 14:38
Tomashi Jackson, the Parrish Art Museum's 2021 Platform artist

A Focus on Inequality     
The Parrish Art Museum will present a live-stream talk featuring Tomashi Jackson, the museum’s 2021 Platform artist, and Minerva Perez, executive director of Organizacion Latino-Americana, Friday at 5 p.m. Moderated by Corinne Erni, the museum’s senior curator, the conversation will address current and historic challenges facing Latinx communities as they relate to “The Land Claim,” Ms. Jackson’s Platform project.     

“The Land Claim” focuses on issues that have linked the indigenous, Black, and Latinx families on the East End: housing, transportation, and livelihood in relation to migration and agriculture. During the past year, Ms. Jackson has interviewed community members, historians, and leaders of the Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor, the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, the Shinnecock Nation, and OLA.   

 Ms. Perez, who has been at the helm of OLA since 2016, centers her work on the protection, empowerment, and celebration of the Latinx community. She has organized the OLA Latino Film Festival and created the OLA Media Lab, where local public school students produce short films that have been shown at the festival.     

Registration for the talk, which will be followed by a live chat, is available on the museum’s website.

Anxious Cupcakes
The Southampton Arts Center’s ongoing Storefront Art Project will open “Inequality Bakery,” an installation by Monica Banks, Friday, in the windows at 53A Job’s Lane. Ms. Banks, who lives in East Hampton, has been creating site-specific installations and exhibiting in museums, galleries, and other venues for 30 years.     

The ceramic cupcakes in “Inequality Bakery” threaten to bite each other, and support dead birds, teeth, broken ladders, and pushpins, all of which express the anxieties and injustice of life in the pandemic. At the same time, the installation is meant to seduce, with pastel colors, sparkle, and sweetness.     

The installation will continue through June 5.

On Lee Krasner     
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Phillips have announced the virtual launch of the new print version of "Lee Krasner: The Unacknowledged Equal," an essay by Carter Ratcliff, a scholar and critic, released digitally in August. Mr. Ratcliff will discuss Krasner's prolific contributions to the art world on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. with Michele Wije, curator of the American Federation of Arts. An email requesting access should be sent to [email protected].

Deadline Extended
Guild Hall has extended the deadline for its Artist Members Exhibition to Monday. Submitting artists need to be active members of Guild Hall. This year’s exhibition will be judged by Antwaun Sargent, who is a writer and the new director and curator of Gagosian Gallery. More information is available on Guild Hall's website.

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