Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020, is a freewheeling look at the work of 42 artists who have called the Hamptons home for a week, a season, or a lifetime. Organized by the Museum’s Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., the exhibition tells the sweeping story of artists with ties to the region who have expanded and exploited the language of abstraction.
Participating Artists—Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020:
Mary Abbott (1921–2019), Marina Adams (b. 1960), Victoria Barr (b. 1937), Jennifer Bartlett (b. 1941), Lynda Benglis (b. 1941), Nanette Carter (b. 1954), Louisa Chase (1951–2016), Elaine de Kooning (1920–1989), Natalie Edgar (b. 1932), Perle Fine (1908–1988), Audrey Flack (b. 1931), Connie Fox (b. 1925), Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011), Jane Freilicher (1924–2014), Gertrude Greene (1904–1956), Grace Hartigan (1922–2008), Mary Heilmann (b. 1940), Virva Hinnemo (b. 1976), Sheree Hovsepian (b. 1974), Jacqueline Humphries (b. 1960), Michi Itami (b. 1938), Virginia Jaramillo (b. 1939), Gina Knee (1898-1982), Lee Krasner (1908–1984), Agnes Martin (1912-2004), Mercedes Matter (1913–2001), Joan Mitchell (1925–1992), Louise Nevelson (1899–1988), Ruth Nivola (1917–2008), Charlotte Park (1918–2010), Betty Parsons (1900-1982), Howardena Pindell (b. 1943), Dorothea Rockburne (b. 1932), Dorothy Ruddick (1925–2010), Anne Ryan (1889–1954), Sonja Sekula (1918–1963), Amy Sillman (b. 1955), Joan Snyder (b. 1940), Pat Steir (b. 1940), Hedda Sterne (1910–2011), Michelle Stuart (b.1933), Sue Williams (1954).
Opening from May 2nd to July 18, 2021.