Eddie Martinez, Sam Moyer, Julia Chiang, and KAWS to Present Summer Solo Exhibitions

Featuring New Work


Exhibiting in the Spring, Salvadoran Artist Simón Vega – Group Exhibitions from the Parrish Collection and the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation – Fall Includes A New Subjectivity and Interactive Exhibit on by Canadian-Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer


WATER MILL, NY 2/21/2024—The Parrish Art Museum announces its exhibition schedule for the upcoming 2024 season, featuring summer solo shows by Eddie Martinez, Sam Moyer, Julia Chiang and KAWS. Individually, the exhibitions offer a unique journey into the minds and works of these acclaimed artists, from Moyer’s exploration of materiality and light to Martinez’s vibrant, large-scale paintings inspired by his son’s fascination with butterflies. Julia Chiang, known for her meditative painterly process, will be presenting new work in her first major institutional solo exhibit on. Summer 2024 marks the Parrish’s first survey of KAWS who will be exhibiting large-scale shaped canvases of iconic figures alongside a new series of never-before-seen paintings and bronze sculptures.

In each artist’s exhibition, they have created new works specifically for the Parrish spaces. 


“To continue the momentum of last year’s 125th anniversary, we are presenting the next generation of artists, including new, distinct viewpoints in contemporary art this year,” said Museum Executive Director Mónica Ramírez-Montagut. “From engaging our Latinx community through shows by Salvadoran artist Simón Vega and Canadian-Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer to featuring Eddie Martinez and Sam Moyer who seasonally live on the North Fork. We are excited to facilitate Julia Chiang’s museum debut and the first KAWS survey on the East End. This lineup of exhibitions is a significant milestone for the Parrish, and these dynamic experiences will illuminate how art, architecture, and design enrich our engagement with our region and the world.” 


Showing these artists together highlights the continued history of artist communities that are historically prevalent on the East End, from the en plein air impressionists in the 1800s to abstract expressionists in the 1940s and 1950s and others today. The East End embodies a unique legacy of creative dialogue and camaraderie, an element that is embedded in the artistic culture of the area. 


“The idea for a ‘collective’ invitation to create more expansive projects at the Parrish for the summer grew out of our wonderful collaborations in 2023 with Martinez, Moyer, and KAWS for Artists Choose Parrish, the yearlong exhibition series celebrating the Parrish’s 125th anniversary where we asked renowned artists with deep roots on the East End to select works from the collection to be shown alongside their own,” said Corinne Erni, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, Parrish Art Museum. “It’s going to be an incredible season filled with exciting art and conversation around these planned exhibitions.” 


Accompanying the exhibitions will be a series of related programs, including talks by the participating artists and thematic programming curated to enrich visitors’ experiences throughout the summer.


EDDIE MARTINEZ: June 30 – September 29

Left : Eddie Martinez (American, born 1977). Bufly No. 14 (Hot Red), 2022, oil, acrylic, silkscreen, and spray paint on canvas, 72 x 60 in. Courtesy the Artist; (Right): Eddie Martinez (American, born 1977). Bufly No. 22, 2023, oil, acrylic, and spray paint on linen, 144 x 108 in. Photography JSP Art Photography.

Celebrated for his bold paintings, Eddie Mar nez’s exhibition will unveil his newest large-scale
Bufly paintings; including seven new 12-foot-tall pieces that take full advantage of the Museum’s expansive space and high ceilings. Martinez started the Bufly series in 2021 when his son Arthur, who was two at the me, became fascinated with butterflies, mispronouncing them as “buflies.” Martinez has been painting them ever since.

Eddie Martinez is organized by Corinne Erni, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, with additional support from Kaitlin Halloran, Assistant Curator and Publications Coordinator.


SAM MOYER: June 30 – September 29 

Left: Sam Moyer (American, born 1983). Bluestone Dependent 4, 2021, Belgian Bluestone and concrete with stone aggregate, 62.5 x 72 x 42 in.; (Right): Sam Moyer (American, born 1983). While I’m in Paradise, 2021, marble, acrylic on plaster-coated canvas mounted on MDF, 49 1⁄2 x 37 x 1 in. Images Courtesy the Artist and JSP Art Photography.

Sam Moyer’s exhibition offers viewers an immersive experience into the artist’s practice. Spanning three galleries, the exhibition invites us into the range of Moyer’s application of stone and light as foundational materials across painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. Sam Moyer is organized by Corinne Erni, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, with additional support from Kaitlin Halloran, Assistant Curator and Publications Coordinator. 


JULIA CHIANG: July 14 – October 13 

Left: Julia Chiang (American, born 1978). She’s Just Like a Butterfly, 2023, acrylic on wood panel, 30 x 22 in.; Right: Julia Chiang (American, born 1978). That Time When What, Acrylic on wood panel, 48 x 96 in. (diptych).
Courtesy the Artist.

The Parrish is proud to present the first-ever solo museum exhibition by Julia Chiang, featuring varied scale paintings and ceramics, in which the artist explores organic forms and allegorical narratives. Chiang operates in the realm of abstractions, but the body is the basis for her metaphors and inquiries.

Julia Chiang is organized by Corinne Erni, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, with additional support from Brianna L. Hernández, Assistant Curator.


KAWS: July 14-October 13  

(Left): KAWS (American, born 1974). FIVE SUSPECTS (#TWO), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 73 in.; (Right): KAWS (American, born 1974). PASS THE BLAME, 2013, acrylic on canvas, Part 1: 120 x 120 in., Part 2: 90 x 76 in. Courtesy the Artist.

Known for transcending boundaries in the art world, KAWS has been exploring popular culture and human emotion over the last two decades through his refined graphic language and iconic cast of hybrid cartoon characters. The artist’s forthcoming exhibition at the Parrish will show large-scale shaped canvases alongside a new series of never-before-seen paintings and bronze sculptures. This exhibition will be a reunion between artist and curator, as Mónica Ramírez-Montagut curated KAWS’ first solo museum exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Museum in 2010.

KAWS is curated by Executive Director Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, with additional support from Brianna L. Hernández, Assistant Curator.




Across the Avenues: Fairfield Porter in New York 

Comprised of 23 paintings and four lithographic prints, this exhibition focuses on the cityscapes Fairfield Porter created of Manhattan between the mid-1940s to mid-1970s. Drawn from the Museum’s vast Porter collection—consisting of over 240 works—Across the Avenues: Fairfield Porter in New York illuminates the artist’s ability to capture New York City’s bustling energy.

February 18–June 16, 2024 


Beyond The Horizon: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection

February 18–June 16, 2024

Spanning mural-sized representational oil paintings, expressionistic watercolor and pastel drawings, and in mate mixed-media abstractions, Beyond the Horizon: Interpretations of the Landscape from Women in the Permanent Collection takes viewers on a journey through visual styles and thematic experiences of the landscape. 


Simón Vega: Tropical Space Castaways February 25–June 30, 2024

Salvadoran artist Simón Vega creates drawings, objects, sculptural installations, and happenings inspired by the streets and beaches of Central America. At the Parrish, Vega will present works that examine the castaway as a foreign, alien presence. Themes that are underscored in the exhibition include politics and the results of transcultural invasion and environmental exploitation; some of the most pressing issues in contemporary El Salvador.


2024 Student Exhibition

March 3–April 7, 2024

The annual Student Exhibition, a tradition for over 70 years at the Parrish, features the work of more than 1,000 young artists from Eastern Long Island schools. Working with their art teachers, in after-school programs, and art clubs, the students demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, and technical skill in media spanning painting to sculpture, drawing, and photography.


The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation

April 21–June 30, 2024

The Art of Food focuses on food as an essential cultural component that builds communities and fortifies human relationships. More than 100 drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and ceramics by 37 artists from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Foundation will be exhibited, including David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Alison Saar, Lorna Simpson, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread.

A New Subjectivity 1979/2024 looks back at the momentous exhibition Nouvelle Subjectivité (A New Subjectivity) which was organized by the essayist and art historian Jean Clair in Brussels at the Palais des Beaux Arts in 1979. It focused on the endurance of figurative, landscape, and still-life painting during a time when conceptual and minimal art was the predominant art form. A New Subjectivity 1979/2024 pays tribute to the original exhibition by presenting a selection of works from three artists included in the original exhibition—Robert Guinan, Philippe Roman, and Sam Szafran. The exhibition will also highlight works by artists who continued the figurative traditions celebrated in Nouvelle Subjectivité, some drawn from the collection of the Parrish, such as Jim Dine, Rackstraw Downes, Jane Freilicher, and Howard Kanovitz, and others not in the collection, such as Mar Cormand, and Peter Doig. (Complete list of artists to be released this summer). A major work by Balthus whose paintings of disquieting narrative scenes were out of step with the prevalent art movements of his time but had a profound influence on French figurative painting that came to prominence after World War II, will also be included. 


Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Metastability

October 27, 2024–March 2, 2025

Metastability is a monographic exhibitition featuring 10 kinetic artworks by the Mexican-Canadian media artist. On view will be works spanning three decades of production studying motion: from small robotic sculptures to room-sized projections that track the presence of visitors. Contrary to the random movement of mobiles or the predictable pre-programmed repetitive sequences of animatronics, the pieces in Metastability offer movement that is generative, never repeating, and dependent on interaction from the visitor or from data.


For more information about each artist and their respective exhibition(s), Parrish programming, and events, please visit www.parrishart.org.




Honoring philanthropists Susan Pear Meisel and Louis Meisel and artists KAWS, Shirin Neshat, and Sean Scully.


Brief History

Beginning in the late 1800s, artists including American Impressionist William MerrittChase have been drawn to Eastern Long Island. Since then, the region has thrived as one of the most concentrated creative communities in the country, attracting artists for its renowned light, proximity to New York, and camaraderie. The Parrish, founded in 1898, has been an integral part of the growth of that artistic legacy as a vital cultural presence in the region. Over 126 years, the Museum expanded from a single exhibition hall built by Samuel Longstreth Parrish in Southampton Village to showcase his collection, to its relocation in 2012 to a 34,500 sq. . light-filled, purpose-built facility designed by Herzog & de Meuron in Water Mill, New York. The Parrish collection comprises over 3,600 works ranging from early 19th-century landscape paintings through American Impressionism and into the 20th and 21st centuries.

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 is a place to discover and connect with artists and art with a focus on the rich creative legacy of the East End and its global impact on the art world. Inspired by the natural setting and historical artistic community of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum celebrates its legacy through a distinctive contemporary lens and socially conscious global context. The Parrish illuminates the creative process and how art, architecture, and design transform our experiences and our communities, and how we relate to the world. Access to relevant cultural engagement, artistic inspiration, a natural environment, and architectural ingenuity characterizes the Museum experience as a unique destination for the region, the nation, and the world. 



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