PARRISH PAIRINGS – Encounters with Artists & Collectors
CLIFFORD ROSS with BETH RUDIN DEWOODY, ELMGREEN & DRAGSET with CHAD LEAT, SHEREE HOVSEPIAN with KELLY TAXTER
Join us for a series of unique encounters that pair a leading artist and an avid collector as they explore the intersection of creativity and collecting. Our final pairing will introduce Kelly Taxter on the eve of her first day as Director of the Parrish.
Each Parrish Pairing is a limited-capacity encounter where you will have the opportunity to engage directly with the panelists in an intimate salon setting. Held in real time on Zoom on consecutive Sundays beginning March 7, this Virtual Winter Benefit will support Education and Exhibitions at the Parrish.
(Participants will receive virtual backgrounds for each conversation, a playlist of the artist’s favorite studio songs, a cocktail recipe befitting each day’s collectors, and Parrish Pairings cocktail napkins.)
Clifford Ross with Beth Rudin DeWoody
Sunday, March 7, 5pm EST
Collector/curator/philanthropist Beth Rudin DeWoody talks with Clifford Ross, the 2017 Parrish Platform artist whose mixed media installation Light | Waves recreated the experience of the oceans on LED screens on the Museum’s façade. Through his intensive experimentation, Ross has elevated the photographic process to an entirely new level.
Elmgreen & Dragset with Chad Leat
Sunday, March 14, 10am EST
Known for their Prada Marfa sculpture (Texas) and The Hive cityscape (Penn Station’s Moynihan Train Hall), artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset explore the relationship between art and design while addressing social and cultural issues. Collector/former Parrish Board Member Chad Leat, whose aesthetic sense dovetails with the artists’ world view, leads the conversation.
Sheree Hovsepian with Kelly Taxter
Sunday, March 21, 5pm EST
Welcome Parrish incoming director Kelly Taxter as she speaks with artist Sheree Hovsepian, who uses film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, objects, and the human body to produce her acclaimed assemblage. Work by the Parrish collection artist will be featured in the Museum’s new exhibition Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950—2020, opening May 2, 2021.
Your ticket is fully tax-deductible.
All proceeds benefit the Parrish’s exhibition and education programs.
PHOTO: Left to right, top to bottom: Clifford Ross; Chad Leat. Photo: BFA/NYC; Elmgreen & Dragset. Photo: Elmar Vestner; Sheree Hovsepian. Photo: Jason Schmidy; Beth Rudin DeWoody. Photo: Firooz Zahedi; Kelly Taxter. Photo: Jason Nocito.