NBMAA Exclusive

Panel Discussion: Post Contemporary Art & Artists

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy: September 11, 2001, 2002-2006, Graydon Parrish (b.1970), Oil on Canvas, 76 x 210 in., New Britain Museum of American Art, Charles F. Smith Fund and in memory of Scott O’Brien who died in the World Trade Center, given by his family

Artist Graydon Parrish will moderate a panel discussion to an intimate crowd with leaders amongst this generation of Post Contemporary painters. Join artists Patricia Watwood, Sadie Valeri, Daniel Maidman, Tony Curanaj, and Richard Thomas Scott in a lively discussion in front of their work in the newly reconfigured Alix W. Stanley Gallery that highlights representational painters of today that show an interest in the classical techniques of oil painting. Come learn about their craft and discuss the nature and philosophy of their work. Reception with the artists will follow the discussion.

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$40 members, $50 non-members


Friday, September 11, 2015 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Graydon Parrish

Grayson Parrish received his training at the New York Academy of Art where he earned his MFA and in the private atelier of Michael Aviano. Later he continued his education studying art history at Amherst College and assisting Gerald M. Ackerman on the catalogue raisonees of Jean-Léon Gérôme and Charles Bargue. This contributed to his deep understanding of 19th century artistic practices, philosophies and criticisms. Parrish has lectured at the Clark Art Institute, the University of Hartford, the Austin Museum of Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Today, Parrish’s work can be found in many public collections including the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Butler Art Institute and the Blanton Museum of Art as well as the personal collections of Michael Huffington, Christopher Forbes and Carmen Dell’Orefice.