Each year, the Museum creates a new exhibition that contextualizes work and amplifies inherent themes by important artists in the Parrish collection of more than 3,000 works. This year’s seven-gallery installation, Every Picture Tells a Story, presents a series of focused exhibitions that explore the many ways that images carry narrative meaning.
Aesthetically, black and white provides for emphatic graphic abstraction, but also nuanced approaches to both representation and abstraction. These concepts are illustrated in the thematically-organized gallery, featuring largely abstract paintings and sculpture that explore the nuance between dark and light through works by Alice Aycock, Louise Nevelson, Donald Sultan, and others.
Every Picture Tells a Story, the 2018 Permanent Collection Exhibition, has been made possible, in part, by the generous support of Barbara Slifka; Ellen Cantrowitz, Garrett and Mary Moran; Charlotte Moss and Barry Friedberg, Jane and David Walentas, Marie Samuels, Per Skarstedt, Deborah Buck, and a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.