John Graham at the Parrish Museum
May 7 - July 30, 2017
John Graham: Maverick Modernist is a comprehensive survey of significant scope and scholarship, exploring how the artist became an influential figure in the development of a distinctly American approach to art-making in the first half of the twentieth century, and in what ways Graham’s own self-reinvention as an artist mirrors the resourcefulness and ambition of American artists defining a new direction. The exhibition is organized by Alicia G. Longwell, the Parrish’s Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, along with guest co-curator Karen Wilkin, independent curator, scholar, and critic, and consulting curator William C. Agee, Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History Emeritus, Hunter College, City University of New York. Featuring approximately 65 paintings and a selection of important works on paper from the entire expanse of Graham’s four decade career, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated, 150-page catalogue with interpretive essays by the curators.
“This show comes as a timely reminder that there is no reason why an artist cannot do many different things in a career. Perhaps, for that reason, it will lead to a thorough reconsideration of Graham’s status. More than simply the intermediary between Picasso and Pollock, he is a pretty significant artist in his own right.”More info