On Friday, July 8 and Saturday July 9, the Parrish Art Museum will host its annual Midsummer celebration—two highly anticipated events of the Hamptons summer season that bring together artists, art collectors, curators, philanthropists, and business leaders from the Hamptons, New York City, and beyond. The weekend features the Midsummer Dance with a DJ set by Papi Juice on Friday, and the Midsummer Dinner on Saturday, with cocktails and a seated dinner.
The Midsummer Dinner honors Racquel Chevremont & Mickalene Thomas, collectively known as Deux Femmes Noires, curators of the exhibition Set It Off; artist Jasper Johns, whose work is featured in a solo exhibition at the Museum of 90 prints; and philanthropist/collector Miyoung Lee. The event welcomes the Museum’s new director, Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Ph.D. Guests at the events will have the opportunity to explore Set It Off and An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960 – 2018 in the Parrish galleries and Meadow.
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW
SET IT OFF
Created for the Museum and curated by Racquel Chevremont and Mickalene Thomas—(collectively known as Deux Femmes Noires), Set It Off brings together work by an international roster of female artists. Leilah Babirye, Torkwase Dyson, February James, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Karyn Olivier, and Kennedy Yanko engage the monumental, the site specific, and/or the immersive in their practice, often combining multiple elements of readymade, painting, photography, language, sculpture, and installation. The exhibition features more than 50 works—many of which are new or never-before-seen— presented outdoors in the Meadow and in the Parrish galleries. The title Set It Off—to do something significant, with intensity, or with a hurricane-like force; or to change an atmosphere for the better—points to the varied, impactful work. By bringing these six women together, Chevremont and Thomas showcase artists who, each in their own right, have “set it off”—creating bold, compelling work that pushes far beyond the perceived limitations of their chosen genres and mediums.
AN ART OF CHANGES: JASPER JOHNS PRINTS, 1960–2018
An Art of Changes presents a comprehensive survey of Johns’s six-decade practice in printmaking, highlighting his experiments with familiar, abstract, and personal imagery that play with memory and visual perception in endlessly original ways. The exhibition—featuring some 70 works in intaglio, lithography, woodcut, linoleum cut, screen printing, and lead relief—continues the recognition of Johns’s 90th birthday, as well as his stature today as one the 20th century’s greatest American artists. Organized in four thematic sections, An Art of Changes follows Johns through the years as he revises and recycles key motifs over time, including the American flag, numerals, and the English alphabet, which he describes as “things the mind already knows.”
The Parrish Art Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers, from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.
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