Group Exhibition
2 May–18 July 2021

Marina Adams features in 'Affinities for Abstraction: Artists on Eastern Long Island 1950 to 2020'

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, USA

‘Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950–2020’ features 50 works by 40 artists with ties to the East End of Long Island, New York who expanded and exploited the language of abstraction. The presentation spans time periods and generations, revealing connections between renowned early innovators and subsequent generations of artists, including 19 contemporary artists working today. Curated by Parrish Art Museum Chief Curator, Alicia Longwell, the exhibition places women firmly within the narrative of Abstract Expressionism, demonstrating their unique contributions during the male-dominated early years of the movement.

Artists featured include: Mary Abbott, Marina Adams, Victoria Barr, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, Nanette Carter, Louisa Chase, Elaine de Kooning, Natalie Edgar, Perle Fine, Connie Fox, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Gertrude Greene, Grace Hartigan, Mary Heilmann, Virva Hinnemo, Sheree Hovsepian, Jacqueline Humphries, Virginia Jaramillo, Buffie Johnson, Lee Krasner, Mercedes Matter, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson, Ruth Nivola, Charlotte Park, Betty Parsons, Howardena Pindell, Dorothea Rockburne, Dorothy Ruddick, Anne Ryan, Ethel Schwabacher, Sonja Sekula, Amy Sillman, Joan Snyder, Pat Steir, Hedda Sterne, Michelle Stuart and Sue Williams.

‘Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020’ is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of Stephen Meringoff, Ellen and Howard Katz, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Garrett and Mary Moran, Leslie Rose Close, and the Herman Goldman Foundation. Public support provided by Suffolk County.

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