Sunday, November 11, 2012

The New Parrish Museum

Olivia and Jackson with artist Malcolm Morley and his wife Lida

Jackson in front of a Ross Bleckner painting

The new Parrish art museum is a brutal version of a long house filled with an engaging mix of paintings, from hundred year old visions of the East End to modern color fields.  The exhibition rooms now feature the work of British artist Malcolm Morley, for whom James was a studio assistant while in graduate school.  During that time, Malcolm had just started his series of images dedicated to model planes, so it was particularly exciting to see some of those paintings again, as well as how Malcolm went on to develop the imagery.  A WWII history buff, Jackson was completely impressed with Malcolm's fighter planes, as well as Malcolm's red plaid suit.  While exploring the museum, Jackson's own fashion sense was rewarded with an impromptu photo shoot with the local paparazzi. When visiting the South Fork, make sure you stop by this nifty new version of the Parrish Art Museum.

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