Parrish Road Show - Water Mill
Aug
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Parrish Road Show - Water Mill

Parrish Road Show: Auto Body

August 1 to September 4, 2017

Parrish Road Show, now in its sixth year, is the Parrish Art Museum's creative off-site summer series featuring temporary projects by East End artists. Road Show is designed to deeply connect creativity to everyday life by presenting exhibitions and programs in unexpected places--from public parks to historic sites--across the region. 

For the 2017 Parrish Road Show, the Parrish is partnering with Bellport-based artist collective Auto Body who will create a multi-site art installation at several locations along Montauk Highway, one of the oldest and most scenic roadways on southern Long Island. The project consists of text bases works that reimagine the common roadside advertisement from an object that promotes consumerism to one that champions the natural environment. With nature-themed colloquial phrases strung along the road-scape, each work highlights a nearby natural site- the Great South Bay, a bird sanctuary, a hiking trail, a scenic outlook. 

The installation spans Montauk Highway, which connects Bellport and Water Mill, and is oriented in both eastbound and westbound directions. While it can be viewed from the road, drivers are encouraged to pause, park, and experience the work in open air. By choosing this stretch of Montauk Highway as an exhibition space for art, Auto Body elevates the importance of the route and the local towns and landscapes that are usually sped by. At each spot, viewers may pick up informational material on that specific locale, as well as a map of all sites. 

Locations: Varney's Restaurant, Brookhaven, Bush Farms, Brookhaven, Carman's River Canoe & Kayak, Brookhaven, Mustard Seed Café, Center Moriches, The Easterner Motel, Southampton, and The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill.  

Be a part of Parrish Road Show and tag your photos of the artworks on Instagram with #parrishroadshow2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12, 3–5 pm. Bush Farms and Museum, 2948 Montauk Highway, Brookhaven.

RSVP HERE

Closing Reception: Sunday, August 27, 5–7 pm. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill.

RSVP HERE

Space for receptions is limited; advance reservations are required.

Free and Open to the Public

Parrish Road Show: Auto Body is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Jane Wesman and Donald Savelson, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, and Tina Kim and Jae Chung. Public Funding provided by Suffolk County. 

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Parrish Road Show - Bellport
Aug
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

Parrish Road Show - Bellport

Parrish Road Show: Auto Body

August 1 to September 4, 2017

Parrish Road Show, now in its sixth year, is the Parrish Art Museum's creative off-site summer series featuring temporary projects by East End artists. Road Show is designed to deeply connect creativity to everyday life by presenting exhibitions and programs in unexpected places--from public parks to historic sites--across the region. 

For the 2017 Parrish Road Show, the Parrish is partnering with Bellport-based artist collective Auto Body who will create a multi-site art installation at several locations along Montauk Highway, one of the oldest and most scenic roadways on southern Long Island. The project consists of text bases works that reimagine the common roadside advertisement from an object that promotes consumerism to one that champions the natural environment. With nature-themed colloquial phrases strung along the road-scape, each work highlights a nearby natural site- the Great South Bay, a bird sanctuary, a hiking trail, a scenic outlook. 

The installation spans Montauk Highway, which connects Bellport and Water Mill, and is oriented in both eastbound and westbound directions. While it can be viewed from the road, drivers are encouraged to pause, park, and experience the work in open air. By choosing this stretch of Montauk Highway as an exhibition space for art, Auto Body elevates the importance of the route and the local towns and landscapes that are usually sped by. At each spot, viewers may pick up informational material on that specific locale, as well as a map of all sites. 

Locations: Varney's Restaurant, Brookhaven, Bush Farms, Brookhaven, Carman's River Canoe & Kayak, Brookhaven, Mustard Seed Café, Center Moriches, The Easterner Motel, Southampton, and The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill.  

Be a part of Parrish Road Show and tag your photos of the artworks on Instagram with #parrishroadshow2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12, 3–5 pm. Bush Farms and Museum, 2948 Montauk Highway, Brookhaven.

RSVP HERE

Closing Reception: Sunday, August 27, 5–7 pm. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill.

RSVP HERE

Space for receptions is limited; advance reservations are required.

Free and Open to the Public

Parrish Road Show: Auto Body is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Jane Wesman and Donald Savelson, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, and Tina Kim and Jae Chung. Public Funding provided by Suffolk County. 

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Pothole - by Ida Badal
Aug
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pothole - by Ida Badal

Auto Body is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Ida Badal at the Bellport Historical Society. The exhibit will open on August 5th and run through September 17th.

Ida Badal’s new work builds on her ongoing exploration of shifts in the current environmental landscape. The show is composed of a collection of sculptural artifacts and paintings where she reflects on perceptions of erosion in both the personal and societal realm. A study in actual as well as imagined tectonics brings new perspective to reoccurring natural events and documents a dystopian state of familiar places, with references to landmass, inlets, and shorelines. The series intersects a sense of collective anxiety and meditation on where we are and where we’re headed. 

In a space whose mission is to preserve, research, and interpret the past, Auto Body finds it fitting and timely to put forth an artist grappling with the passage of time in human and geological terms. We hope that Badal's work provokes further contemplation and consideration for future generations to come. 

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Jun
26
12:30pm12:30pm

Barrier Island Birds

 

Barrier Island Birds is a photography exhibition featuring the work of artist Kyle Kusa. Through the use of the building’s unique octagonal architecture and panoramic views, eight bird photographs are placed on the windowpanes relative to an outside location where they can be observed in the wild.  Drawing attention to Fire Island birds, the artist seeks to bring awareness to the critical role these birds play in contributing to the biodiversity of the fragile coastal ecology. For both the migrating and native species, Fire Island, and by extension, Long Island, provide a crucial habitat for the eight birds on display.  

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"Setting" by Evan Robarts
May
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

"Setting" by Evan Robarts

Brookhaven, NY - Auto Body is pleased to announce a site specific sculpture “Setting” by Evan Robarts at the Post-Morrow Foundation in Brookhaven, NY on May 27th from 4:00 pm -Sunset. This will be Evan’s first solo show with Auto Body.

Through the construction of scaffolding inside the nature reserve, Robarts aims to explore and justify man’s place on the planet, in the process highlighting the fragility of the native ecosystem. The viewer will be encouraged to walk along a nature trail through the woods which will lead to a boardwalk that will serve as a viewing platform for the works with a reception to follow. “Setting” will remain up for viewing through May 29th and can be visited during daytime hours.

$10 suggested donation entry fee, donations will go toward the artist and the production fees for the exhibition. 

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