The talk is led by exhibition organizers Kaitlin Halloran and Brianna L. Hernández

Linda K. Alpern; Leslie Wayne. Photo: Jenny Gorman; Lucy Winton. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

WATER MILL, NY 1/19/2023—Parrish Art Museum collection artists Linda K. Alpern, Leslie Wayne, and Lucy Winton will discuss their work currently on view in An Expanded Portrait: Works from the Permanent Collection with Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator Kaitlin Halloran, and Curatorial Fellow Brianna L. Hernández. Created in dialogue with Kahlo: An Expanded Body, the exhibition features 16 artists who explore self-representation and the ways in which women experience the world. The collection-based exhibition presents works that connect self-agency, mortality, and the charged symbolism of the female body. Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended.

Linda K. Alpern (American, born 1951), represented in the exhibition with her 1999 photograph Mabel D’Amico, has a career that spans 30 years. In 2003, she was artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome, where her photographs were likened to the Italian New Wave and Magnum School of photojournalism. In 2005, she won best in show in a Guild Hall competition, resulting in a solo exhibition of 65 photographs. Alpern has participated in many group shows, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Guild Hall Museum, and the Parrish Art Museum. For the past ten years she has been capturing images of children playing while their parents do laundry in the Sag Harbor laundromat.

Leslie Wayne (German, born 1953), known for her highly dimensional paintings often described as sculptural, explores the intersection of abstraction and figuration, forms in nature, and the perception and relationship between object and image. Her process includes scraping, folding, collaging, and cutting in an effort to build up the desired surface which is further accentuated by meticulous layering of varied textures of paint—techniques evident in her colored pencil and collage work, Twist ‘n’ Shout (2007–08). Wayne lives and works in New York and has been represented by Jack Shainman Gallery since 1992. Her work is featured in significant public collections, including the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, Portland Museum of Art, and Birmingham Museum of Art.

Lucy Winton (American, born 1956), represented in the exhibition with the ’70, (2010, graphite, ink, and gouache on paper) became immersed in drawing while studying fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Much of her work is inspired by children’s book illustrations and romantic tradition, with nocturnal scenes influenced by her years of working midnight shifts. Winton has been part of many solo and group exhibitions at the Parrish Art Museum, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Flag Art Foundation, and Southampton Arts Center, and has been represented by Tripoli Gallery since 2016. She received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

In addition to Alpern, Wayne, and Winton, An Expanded Portrait presents work by contemporary artists Sydney Albertini (b.1973), Audrey Flack (b. 1931), Joan Lyons (b.1937), Anne Sager (b.1930), Joan Semmel (b.1932), Joan Snyder (b. 1940), and Cindy Sherman (b.1954); as well as Mary Abbott (1921–2019), Jennifer Bartlett (1941–2022), Mercedes Matter (1913–2001), and Elizabeth Murray (1940–2007), and Cleonike Theodora Damianakes Wilkins (1897–1979). Ranging in styles from representational to stylized and abstract, and varied in content from the metaphorical to the literal, each artist presents an expanded vision of portraiture and self-portraiture.


The exhibition is organized by Kaitlin Halloran, Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator, and Brianna L. Hernández, Curatorial Fellow.

Admission to this program and the exhibition galleries $5 Members and Member’s Guest | $12 Seniors | $16 Adults (nonmember) | Free for Students, Children

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group

The Parrish Art Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.


The Parrish Art Museum strives to illuminate the creative process, casting light on how art transforms our experience and understanding of the world in which we live. The Museum fosters connections between individuals, art, and artists through the care and interpretation of the collection, as well as the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, and programs. A center for cultural engagement with a focus on the East End of Long Island, the Parrish is a source of inspiration and a destination for the region, the nation, and the world.



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