Since the 1960s, artist Michelle Stuart (b. 1933) has created work that stems from her lifelong interest in the natural world and the universe. On Friday, June 11, at 6 p.m., Stuart joins Parrish Art Museum Chief Curator Alicia G. Longwell for an intimate conversation in the museum’s Lichtenstein Theater.
Longwell and Stuart will have a broad-ranging exchange about the artist’s approach to nature and abstraction and how that process has evolved throughout her career. Her multifaceted body of work includes large-scale earth works, complex multimedia installations, earth drawings, encaustic paintings, sculptural objects, drawings and prints. The photographic image has been an ancillary part of her work in the past; it is currently the primary medium. Her work references a range of influences, from history, astronomy, botany and her extensive travels to ancient archaeological sites.
Stuart is a participating artist in “Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020, “an exhibition with works by a multigenerational roster of 42 artists who expanded the language of abstraction — and called the Hamptons home.
Tickets for the event are $12 (free for members and students). The Parrish Art Museum is at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. Visit parrishart.org for details.