38th Juried Exhibition
October 19 though November 9

The 38th Juried Exhibition presents recent work by artists from the East End and beyond. It is advertised nationally, open to all, and judged by noted art world professionals. A cash prize will be awarded. The exhibition will include work in a variety of media: painting, sculpture, photographs, collage, video, and installation. All is recent work, produced within the last four years. Organized by The Parrish Art Museum.

Romance and Solitude: American Prints from the Collection of Theodore Rogers
Fairfield Porter: Intimate Interiors
Drawn from the Figure: Works from the Permanent Collection
November 16, 2003 through January 3, 2004

Romance and Solitude is an exhibition of 43 prints from the collection of Theodore C. Rogers which depict life in urban America between the turn of the century and World War II. This, in other words, is a look at American life before suburbanization. Millions of immigrants from abroad arrived in these years. At the same time, millions of Americans left farms and small towns to take jobs in the burgeoning manufacturing industries centered in cities. This meant forsaking the familiarity of small town communities for the anonymity of big city life. The prints chosen for this exhibition show these urban Americans coping with city life, feeling the loneliness of life among millions of strangers and finding solace in companionship. The earliest prints in the exhibition are those of the Ashcan artist John Sloan most of which date from the 1900-1910. The exhibition also includes a number of work by artists of the 1920s and 1930s known for their sensitive interpretations of American city life: Edward Hopper, Peggy Bacon, Raphael Soyer and Martin Lewis. Organized by the International Print Center New York.

Fairfield Porter: Intimate Interiors

In 1949, the painter Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) left New York City and moved with his family to a house on South Main Street in Southampton. For the next 25 years, the rooms of this home and the studio converted from an old stable would be the background for paintings of his wife, the poet Anne Channing Porter, and their five children. As a young painter, Porter had seen the work of the French Intimists Bonnard and Vuillard and was struck by an art which "…seems ordinary but the extraordinary is everywhere." It was this revelation that led Porter to his long-term study of the figure in relation to the interior. Selections for this exhibition will be drawn from the over 200 works in the Parrish's Fairfield Porter Collection and Archives, a gift from the artist's estate in 1970, tangible recognition of the bond between the artist, the village and the museum. Organized by The Parrish Art Museum.

Drawn from the Figure: Works from the Permanent Collection

Drawing from the figure has long been the foundation of artistic training-from plaster casts in the academy to live models in the studio. This exhibition, drawn exclusively from the Parrish's permanent collection of paintings and works on paper, will look at the depiction of the figure in twentieth-century American art and the ways in which artists have engaged this subject, both formally and expressively, and will include artists Will Barnet, John Graham, Chaim Gross, Leon Kroll, Reginald Marsh, Elie Nadelman, Jackson Pollock, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, Raphael and Moses Soyer, and Abraham Walkowitz. Organized by The Parrish Art Museum.

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