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Parrish Perspectives: New Works in Context

Originally Posted: December 31, 1969

Olivia Braat

Artist Eric Never leads a gallery talk on Friday, April 21 at 6pm. New to the Parrish Art Museum (though not new to the art world, at all), Never will be discussing the museum's Parrish Perpsectives: New Works in Context. The exhibition, on view in the museum from March 12 through April 23, 2017, is a collection of 70 works from more than 300 acquisitions added to the Museum's collection over the last four years. The event gives a unique chance to analyze and discuss art from the perspective of an artist.

The gallery talk is organized in four themes: Representing Abstraction, Humor and Irony, Horizon Lines, and Face to Face.

Representing Abstraction is a collection geared towards revealing both the physical and and philosophical perceptions of artists. From where do artists channel these two facets into their work?

Humor and Irony, as the name suggests, presents pieces of art that present the wit, perplexity and duality that can exist in a single piece of work. Elie Nadelman takes small plaster figurines and combines them with the quirky Kewpie dolls and mythological goddesses.

Horizon Lines touches upon the idea that remains pervasive in the art world. This topic encompasses art featuring sea and sky, man vs. nature, and more.

Face to Face takes the concept of portraits and flips it upside down. Artists such as Till Freiwald take items such as martini glasses and cats to create character portraits, while other artists take portraiture for face value in documenting children on the brink of adolescence.

"The exhibition itself presents a masterful conversation between artworks," said Dever. "I look forward to highlighting these relationships, while examining content, abstraction, media and technology, and the broadening of the Museum's collection."

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Watermill. For more information, visit http://www.parrishart.org/#utm_source=hamptons&utm_medium=thearts&utm_campaign=article.

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