On Sunday, October 29, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill opens “Artists Choose Parrish, Part III,” the third installment of a landmark exhibition series featuring 41 internationally renowned contemporary artists with deep roots on the East End, presenting their work alongside their selections from the permanent collection.
“Artists Choose Parrish, Part III” highlights nine artists — Richard Aldrich, Joanne Greenbaum, Virginia Jaramillo, Rashid Johnson, KAWS, Mel Kendrick, David Salle, Sean Scully, Amy Sillman — and is on view through February 18.
The artists were invited to delve into the museum’s 3,600-volume holdings online and at the Parrish to select works. As in Part I and II, the artists reminisce on the relevance of the East End in their lives and approach to art. The exhibition series continues and deepens the multilayered anthology of visual dialogues from unique perspectives, revealing a shared sense of community on the East End and continuing the artistic legacy of the region that radiates in the global art world.
By pairing their work in unexpected and creative manners with work by museum collection artists from the past and present, the participants crafted new narratives that explore perception and perspective, place and identity, formal connections, or personal and professional relationships.
On Saturday, October 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM there will be a members opening reception. An artist talk with Joanne Greenbaum, Sean Scully, and Amy Sillman will take place at 6:15 PM.