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Gallery Talk with Artist David Salle at the Parrish Art Museum
August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$12
August 2, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
$12 | Free for Members, Children, and Students
Join collection artist David Salle as he talks about his monumental paintings inspired by the Sistine Chapel and commissioned for Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome. The works—After Michelangelo, The Creation; After Michelangelo, The Flood; and After Michelangelo, The Last Judgment (2005–2006)—which have never been seen in the U.S., are currently on view as part of the reinstallation of the Parrish Permanent Collection. VIEW
In the 1980s, David Salle (American, born 1952) was one of a group of young painters, quickly dubbed the neo-Expressionists, who reinvented the idea of figure painting. Incorporating layered references—from film, literature, and other paintings, to name just a few of his sources—he typically juxtaposes two or three seperate panels. The temptation for the viewer is to try and piece together a narrative from these seemingly disjointed images, but the connections remain elusive. For his own part Salle is not concerned with storytelling but with the primacy of painting as vehicle for his creative imagination. [Alicia G. Longwell, North Fork/South Fork: East End Art Now. Southampton, New York: The Parrish Art Museum, 2004.]”