PARRISH ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JUROR SELECTIONS FOR
ARTISTS CHOOSE ARTISTS,
CELEBRATING THE DYNAMIC RELATIONSHIPS
AMONG ARTISTS ON THE EAST END
The Work of the Jurors and the Selected Artists will be On View
Artists Choose Artists Exhibition Opening this Fall
Parrish Art Museum. Photo: Jeff Heatley
The Parrish Art Museum announces the fourteen artists chosen by a panel of seven jurors to participate in Artists Choose Artists, the Museum’s biennial exhibition that celebrates the artists of the East End and the dynamic relationships that unite the area’s creative community. Each juror made two selections from online submissions and will conduct subsequent studio visits. The exhibition comprises the work of the seven jurors and fourteen artists, as follows:
· Tina Barney selected Dinah Maxwell Smith and RJT Haynes
· Lynda Benglis selected Garrett Chingery and Saskia Friedrich
· Tony Oursler selected Jackie Black and Marianne Weill
· Donald Lipski selected Suzanne Anker and Ben Butler
· Jorge Pardo selected Anne Bae and Monica Banks
· Cindy Sherman selected Bill Komoski and Toni Ross
· Leo Villareal selected Karin Waisman and Almond Zigmund
Artists Choose Artists encourages fellowship among today’s expanded, multi-generational network of artists and demonstrates the diversity of contemporary creative practice. For this third iteration of the exhibition series, nearly 200 artists submitted applications for consideration.
“This juried show is distinguished by the inclusion of the jurors’ work alongside the artists selected. The process is designed to encourage friendships and even mentorships,” said Andrea Grover, Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects. “Jurors meet with the artists and conduct studio visits, and in this way, meaningful connections are established.”
About the Jurors
Tina Barney’s photography career began in the mid-1970s when she began photographing in color with a large format view camera. Her iconic tableaus portraying the daily life of the social elite are in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among many others.
Lynda Benglis was first recognized in the late 1960s with her poured latex and foam works. Known for her exploration of metaphorical and biomorphic shapes, she is deeply concerned with the physicality of form and how it affects the viewer, using a wide range of materials to render dynamic impressions of mass and surface. Benglis’s work is in public collections including Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and many others
Donald Lipski attained recognition with his early installation Gathering Dust, which comprised thousands of tiny sculptures pinned to the wall, first at New York gallery Artists Space in 1978, and soon after in Museum of Modern Art as part of the Project series. In 1978 he won the first of three National Endowment for the Arts grants, followed by a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1988. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Art Institute of Chicago, and many other museums.
Tony Oursler’s art covers a range of mediums: video, sculpture, installation, performance, and painting. His work has been exhibited in numerous institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington; Documenta VIII, IX, Kassel; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Skulptur Projekte, Munster; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; and the Tate, Liverpool. The artist currently lives and works in New York City.
Jorge Pardo is a Mexico-based artist whose body of work reflects the complex relationships between architecture, sculpture, design, painting, and drawing. Born in Havana, Cuba, Pardo’s work frequently blurs the lines that separate disciplines, presenting a fundamental challenge to the relationship between artwork and viewer. His work is part of numerous public collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York and Tate Modern, London.
Cindy Sherman began her career making the seminal Untitled Film Stills. She has gone on to photograph and cast herself in various roles through her masterful use of make-up, costume, setting and pose. A retrospective of Sherman’s work was organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2012. Prior exhibitions include Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin;; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and four Venice Biennales, among others
Leo Villareal’s work focuses on stripping systems down to their essence to better understand the underlying structures governing how they work. The visual manifestation of the code in light is at the core of the artist’s interest. Recent exhibitions include, Spacetime, a solo show at Fused Space in San Francisco, CA. Currently, Villareal’s work, Cylinder II is part of LIGHTSHOW, a traveling international exhibition organized by the Hayward Gallery in London and currently on view in Santiago, Chile through September 2016.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM
Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.
Parrish Art Museum photographs copyright Jeff Heatley.