Art of the Day: From Lens to Eye to Hand at the Parrish Art Museum

Audrey Flack (American, born 1931) Wheel of Fortune, 1977–1978 Acrylic and oil on canvas 96 x 96 Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, 2016.20. © Audrey Flack.

Today’s art comes from the Parrish Art Museum located in Water Mill and features works from the new exhibition, ‘From Eye to Lens to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today.

The show, on view from August 6, 2017 through January 21, 2018, investigates the origins and creative processes of photorealism. With roots beginning in the late 1960s in California and New York, photorealism was misunderstood its time, sometimes criticized as too traditional. Today, the use of photography as preliminary study for a painting is common practice, and we recognize artists who developed and excelled at this creative process as truly groundbreaking, with richly varied perspectives. Artists featured in this installation include Richard Estes, Ralph Goings, Audrey Flack, John Baeder, and Chuck Close among others.

NYSCA supports the Parrish Art Museum through our Museum and Regional Economic Development Programs.

Ralph Goings (American, born 1928) Miss Albany Diner, 1993 Oil on canvas 48 × 72 Heiskell Family Collection. © Ralph Goings.

Charles Bell (American, 1935-1995) Gum Ball No. 10: “Sugar Daddy,” 1975 Oil on canvas, 66 × 66, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; purchased with funds contributed by Stanley and Sheila Cooper, 1975, 75.2142 © Estate of Charles Bell.

Richard McLean (American, born 1934) Western Tableau with Rhodesian Ridgeback (Trails West), 1993 Oil on linen 48 × 70 inches Meisel Family Collections, New York. © Richard McLean.

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