August 12, 2013 - Parrish Art Museum - Parrish Road Show: An off-site creative summer series
August 12, 2013

Parrish Road Show: An off-site creative summer series

Left to right: Sydney Albertini, Warrior 2, 2012. Hand-knit and hand-constructed wool bodysuit. Almond Zigmund, Facade Box I & II, 2007. Wood and acrylic.

Parrish Road Show: An off-site creative summer series

Sydney Albertini
August 10–September 2

John Little Studio at Duck Creek Edwards Farm
367 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, East Hampton
Hours: Friday–Sunday noon–5pm and by appointment


Almond Zigmund
August 24–September 10

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum
200 Main Street, Sag Harbor
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 1–5pm

T 631 283 2118

www.parrishart.org

Parrish Road Show, an off-site creative summer series that presents artist-driven programming at different East End locations, launches in August with installations by Sydney Albertini and Almond Zigmund. “Road Show is designed to broaden the traditional understanding of the function of an art museum,” according to Andrea Grover, Curator of Special Projects and organizer of the series. “By presenting programming at other locations, we aim to attract new audiences, long-time visitors, and the uninitiated.”

For And Also, I Have No Idea, Paris-born artist Sydney Albertini creates a quasi-theater set of her soft sculptures and costumes at the site of the late painter John Little’s former home and studio. For this interactive work, visitors will be assisted in trying on the artist’s costumes and sculptural heads and then photographed against the backdrop of the site. Albertini creates bold abstract motifs in a variety of media, from visual art to functional design. Educated at Parsons School of Design, New York, and Studio Art Center International, Florence, Albertini brings her dual cultural sensibility to projects that encompass drawing, painting, installation, wearable art, and performance. Albertini lives and works in East Hampton.

Interruptions Repeated is an installation of two large-scale sculptural works by Almond Zigmund in the parlor of the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum. Bisecting the room, Zigmund’s blockade-like structures provide a dramatic contrast to the ornate plaster ceiling and carved wooden doorframes of this Greek Revival home. Almond Zigmund combines crisp geometry, vivid color, and intricate patterns in her architectonic drawings, sculptures, and installations. Suggesting walls, barricades, enclosures, and other aspects of the built environment, her works elicit spatial disorientation by fusing real and representational space. Originally from Brooklyn, Zigmund received a BFA from Parsons School of Design, and an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She currently lives in Brooklyn and East Hampton. A reception will take place Saturday, August 24, 6:30–8:30pm.

Parrish Road Show is generously underwritten by Dorothy Lichtenstein, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, Caroline Hirsch, and Sebastian Li and Matthew Nichols. Public Funding provided by Suffolk County. All Parrish programs in support of artists living and working in the region are made possible, in part, by donors who wish to remain anonymous. Special thanks to The Duck Creek Farm Association, The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, Michael Verde Millwork, The Wandering Palate, Gourmet Sorbet by the Sorbabes, Niche Wines & Spirits, and Southampton Publick House.

The Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.

Hampton Jitney is the Official Transportation Sponsor and an Official Media Sponsor of the Parrish Art Museum.

About the Parrish Art Museum
The Parrish Art Museum is the oldest cultural institution on the East End of Long Island, uniquely situated within one of the most concentrated creative communities in the United States. The Parrish is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of art from the nineteenth century to the present, with a particular focus on honoring the rich creative legacy of the East End, celebrating the region’s enduring heritage as a vibrant art colony, telling the story of our area, our “sense of place,” and its national—even global—impact on the world of art. The Parrish is committed to educational outreach, to serving as a dynamic cultural resource for its diverse community, and to celebrating artistic innovation for generations to come.


 

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