Two exhibits opened at the Parrish Art Museum this past month, and both will be on view through October 27.
“Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature” is a survey of 60 drawings, photographs, sculptures and books. The other exhibit, “Angels, Demons, and Savages,” focuses on the cross-cultural dialogue between American painter Jackson Pollock, Phillipines-born artist and art patron Alfonso Ossorio, and French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet.
Ms. Stuart is an internationally renowned artist whose work revolves around using natural materials, such as dirt and rocks, that she has collected while traveling the world. She’s also known for her moonscapes, photographic works and site-specific earth art. Some of her works on display at the Parrish include rarely seen drawings from the 1960s, which incorporate photographs and articulate the cratered surface of the moon.
She will lead a tour of her exhibition on Friday, August 9, at 6 p.m. The evening will also include a collective conversation held in the Lichtenstein Theater, facilitated by Chief Curator Alicia Longwell, after the tour.
“Angels, Demons, and Savages” consists of over 50 paintings and works on paper, reuniting pieces done by Mr. Pollock and Mr. Dubuffet that were in Mr. Ossorio’s collection before it was split up after his death in 1990. The exhibition is co-presented by The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.
All three artists were classically trained but veered from traditional easel painting to create techniques, such as dripping, pouring, rubbing and throwing paint and materials at the canvas.
The Parrish Art Museum is open Wednesday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on the exhibits visit, parrishart.org.