ARTIST JIM DINE, A PIONEER OF THE HAPPENINGS MOVEMENT
AND INTEGRAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF POP ART IN THE 1960s,
DISCUSSES HIS WORK WITH CHIEF CURATOR ALICIA G. LONGWELL
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 5PM
Dine’s sculptures The Hooligan and The Wheatfield (Agincourt)—on view in “Field of Dreams” expand on recurring themes of his 60-year career
Jim Dine (American, born 1935). The Hooligan, 2019, Bronze with patina, 103 x 38 x 41 inches. The Wheatfield (Agincourt), 1989–2019, Painted bronze, 84 x 300 x 113 inches. Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY. Courtesy of Gray, Chicago/New York. Photo: Jenny Gorman
Internationally renowned Parrish Art Museum collection artist Jim Dine (American, born 1935), whose work is on view in the Museum’s outdoor exhibition Field of Dreams, will participate in a live stream illustrated talk with Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator on Friday, November 6, 5pm. A visionary who was a pioneer of the Happenings movement and integral to the development of Pop art in the 1960s, Dine will discuss The Hooligan andThe Wheatfield (Agincourt), as well as current projects and the trajectory of his 60-year career. The public is invited to join the talk, part of the Museum’s online Friday Nights Live! series, online only (no onsite audience). Log in information is at parrishart.org.
“It is indeed a great pleasure to present this evening with the artist Jim Dine, known worldwide for inspiring public works that have astonished and delighted generations of viewers,” said Longwell. “The Parrish is honored to present two of his most recent sculptures in the Field of Dreams.”
In his work throughout the decades, Dine frequently affixed to his canvases everyday objects—largely his personal possessions—such as tools, rope, shoes, clothing, and even a bathroom sink. He later added gates, trees, and Venus de Milo to his repertoire of recurring motifs, as exemplified in The Wheatfield (Agincourt), 1989-2019. It expands Dine’s scope into a monumental assemblage comprising a tractor axle fitted with the objects and icons that have populated his life’s work, including farm tools, oars, animal statuary, furniture, and toys. For this new iteration at the Parrish, Dine extended the framework of the axle and added new found objects. Several iterations of the Venus de Milo—a characteristic trademark of the artist’s practice since the late 1970s—appear in The Wheatfield and provide the sole inspiration of The Hooligan (2019), on view for the first time.
About Jim Dine
Born in Cincinnati in 1935, Jim Dine relocated to New York in 1959, where he joined Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman in the early stages of the Happenings. In New York, he exhibited at Judson Gallery (1958 and 1959), had his first solo show the Reuben Gallery in 1960, and was part of many other exhibitions nationwide since that time. Dine has had solo exhibitions in museums in Europe and the United States, including a major retrospectives at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1970), Museum of Modern Art (1978), and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1999); the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1984–85), and National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (2004).
In 1965, Dine was a guest lecturer at Yale University, artist-in-residence at Oberlin College, Ohio, and a visiting critic at Cornell University a year later. The artist, who attended the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Ohio University, Athens (BFA, 1957) lives in New York, Paris, and Walla Walla, Washington.
About Field of Dreams
Opened on August 20, 2020 as part of the new Art in the Meadow initiative, Field of Dreams presents work by 10 international, multi-generational artists working in a variety of genres throughout the 14-acre grounds originally designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron and landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand. The inaugural exhibition features work by Theaster Gates (American, born 1973), Jim Dine (American, born 1935), Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-97), Joel Perlman (American, born 1943), Joel Shapiro (American, born 1941), Max Ernst (German, 1891-1976) and Bernar Venet (French, born 1941). Two additional monumental works by Isa Genzken (German, born 1948) and Giuseppe Penone (Italian, born 1947) will be installed in the coming weeks.
Field of Dreams outdoor sculpture exhibition is open and free to the public daily, from 11am to 5pm. Museum galleries are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday for timed visits through pre-registration and online ticketing on the Parrish website.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!
Chief Curator Alicia Longwell and Artist Jim Dine
Friday, November 6, 5pm
Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:
Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.
The Field of Dreams exhibition is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Parrish Sculpture Fund, and with the participation of Gray Gallery; Galerie Lelong & Co.; Kasmin Gallery; Loretta Howard Gallery; Glenn Fuhrman and FLAG Art Foundation; and HargreavesJones, Landscape Architects.
The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.
Parrish Art Museum
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Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.