Event | East End Studio Tour with Eric Freeman, Steve Miller, and John Torreano
Join us on Friday, August 2 for a private tour of artist studios followed by lunch in Bridgehampton.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Leadership Council Members Carol Ross and Marjorie Silverman and Board Member J. Whitney Stevens will host an intimate tour of three artist studios on Long Island’s East End on Friday, August 2, 2019. Led by Terrie Sultan, Director of the Parrish Art Museum, the group will visit the studios of artists Eric Freeman, Steve Miller, and John Torreano, with transportation provided. The ticketed tour will conclude with a seated lunch at a private residence in Bridgehampton with the artists, and will benefit NYFA’s programs for artists throughout Long Island and New York State. Past tours have included artists Alice Aycock, Ross Bleckner, Quentin Curry, April Gornik, Hiroyuki Hamada, Mary Heilmann, Brian Hunt, Donald Lipski, Toni Ross, Joan Semmel, Arlene Slavin, Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, and Joe Zucker.
The tour is open to the public, with advance RSVP required. Tickets are $375 and are available for purchase here.
Eric Freeman is an American artist whose monumental, monochromatic oil paintings are rendered in an abstract vocabulary that evokes optical illusions of landscapes. His paintings reference the legacy of Color Field Painting, an art movement hailing—like himself—from New York. Experimentation with color is an integral part of Freeman’s practice; the special glow of his canvases is achieved with bold and unusual color combinations. He has held numerous solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, and his work is included in the collections of Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY; Saatchi Collection, London; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; and the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.
Steve Miller, a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Painting ’04, is a multimedia artist who investigates the ways in which art, design, and scientific technology intersect in contemporary culture. His work spans the disciplines of painting, photography, and sculpture, and has played a critical role in pioneering the Sci-Art movement. With more than 50 solo exhibitions at major institutions across the globe—including the National Academy of Sciences, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Hong Kong Arts Center—his work has been reviewed in Le Monde, ARTnews, The New York Times, Artforum, and Art in America, among others. In addition to serving as an editorial advisor and contributor to the photography journal, Musée, Miller is the author of Radiographic (Glitterati, 2017) and the recently-released Surf/Skate: Art and Board Life (Glitterati, 2019). He divides his time between homes in New York City and the Hamptons.
John Torreano, a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Painting ‘91, discovered the lure of the East End after moving to New York City in 1968. In 1969 he was invited to the Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, and since then he has maintained a connection to the East End. Torreano is known for using gems and other unusual materials to make “cosmologies” that challenge such modernist dogma as Essentialism, with theory and imagery related to astronomy. He has exhibited in galleries and museums including Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis. Torreano has received the Nancy Graves Foundation Grant for Visual Artists, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and individual grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. His work is represented by The Drawing Room in East Hampton, NY and Lesley Heller Gallery, New York.
Tour Guide Bio
Terrie Sultan is an art historian who has served as Director of the Parrish Art Museum since 2008. She previously held positions at the Blaffer Art Museum at University of Houston, TX; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has organized more than 40 exhibitions in her career, including Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space and Jessica Stockholder: Kissing the Wall.
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Images: John Torreano (Fellow in Painting ‘91), Gases in Omega Swan 1; (detail) Eric Freeman; Steve Miller (Fellow in Painting ’04); Attendees with Ross Bleckner (Fellow in Painting ’85) at his studio during the 2018 East End Studio Tour