PARRISH ART MUSEUM AND BOMB MAGAZINE READING
HOSTED BY BOMB MAGAZINE’S EDITOR IN CHIEF BETSY SUSSLER
JACQUELINE WELD DRAKE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
The Parrish Art Museum and Bomb Magazine will present four distinguished writers, Candace Bushnell, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Gregory Helberg and Bob Morris at a reading on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM at Marders (120 Snake Hollow Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932). Betsy Sussler, editor in chief and publisher of BOMB magazine, will be the host. The event is FREE and open to the public.
The location is the Parrish-sponsored installation by Toni Ross titled Permanent Transience, part of their annual Parrish Road Show project, this year at Marders.
Candace Bushnell is the international best-selling author of Killing Monica, Sex and the City, Summer and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, and Four Blondes.
Jacqueline Weld Drake is the author of the official biography of Peggy Guggenheim, Peggy: The Wayward Guggenheim and a novel, Rara Avis.
Gregory Hedberg, PhD, is the author of the new book Degas’ Little Dancer, Age Fourteen: The Earlier Version That Sparked The Birth Of Modern Art.
Bob Morris is the author of the memoirs Bobby Wonderful and Assisted Loving, which received honors from the American Library Association, Lambda Literary Awards and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. He also collaborated with actress Diahann Carroll on her award-winning memoir, The Legs Are the Last to Go and his picture books includeCrispin the Terrible, Delia at the Delano and The Blue Jean. A contributor to the New York Times and other publications including PEN America Journal, the Southampton Review, New York, Vogue, the New Yorker and Town and Country, he has been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered. His plays, including Assisted Loving premiering at Capitol Rep in 2017, have been produced off Broadway by companies including MCC Theater, Jewish Rep and Theater for the New City. He is a graduate of Brown with a Masters in Creative Writing from Stony Brook Southampton. He will be reading a piece he has written about Edward Albee.
Parrish Art Museum: Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.
BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB’s founders—New York City based artists and writers—created BOMB because they saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way critics described it. Today, BOMB is a multi-media publishing house that creates, disseminates, and preserves artist-generated content from interviews to artists’ essays to new literature. BOMB includes a quarterly print magazine, a daily online publication, and a digital archive of its previously published content from 1981 onward.
Toni Ross is intrigued by the intersection of diverse objects and materials, especially those that defy logic. These concepts are often represented by fine threads that bind powerful, weighty forms. In Permanent Transience, the artist creates a juxtaposition of materials through an installation of sculpted straw bales that intersect and envelop three massive on-site boulders.
The Parrish Road Show, an offsite creative summer series, takes place each year in August and features temporary projects by East End artists. Now in its third year, Parrish Road Show is designed to deeply connect creativity to everyday life by presenting exhibitions and programs at unexpected places—from public parks to historic sites—across the region. Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects Andrea Grover states, “Road Show aims to broaden the traditional understanding of the function of an art museum by bringing art outside and into the community.” Parrish Road Show also has included related public programs like an art historical bike tour, outdoor movies, guided meditation, local food tastings, and live music.
Credit – Photos of Installation: Installation view of Toni Ross’s 2016 Permanent Transience, at Marders Garden Center and Nursery, Bridgehampton, New York. COURTESY PARRISH ART MUSEUM