East Hampton artist Hiroyuki Hamada is creating a site-specific installation for the 12th season of the Parrish Road Show, the Parrish Art Museum’s offsite exhibition series. This year marks the 12th season of the series, which is at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.
The exhibition “Matter on Ground” opens on Saturday, Sept. 9, with a free public reception. The exhibition will feature three new or repurposed large-scale sculptures. Hamada “often uses atypical materials such as enamel, tar, wax, burlap, plastic, and pigmented resin to create gentle, smooth sculptural forms, will push the boundaries of his materials for the outdoor works,” according to a news release.
In the exhibition, Hamada explores “the parallels between nature and art,” according to the news release, and looks at “the sky as a ceiling and the ground as a floor. How does the work interact with the natural light, with the wind, the rain, the smell of soil and plants, the presence of animals, or under the moonlight?”
The exhibit is organized by Kaitlin Halloran, assistant curator and publications coordinator; and Brianna Hernández, assistant curator, under supervision of Corinne Erni, Lewis and Dorothy Cullman, chief curator of art and education, and in collaboration with the South Fork Natural History Museum.
Matter on Ground is on view daily beginning Sept. 9 through Oct. 10. A free, public reception will take place outdoors at the South Fork Natural History Museum on Sept. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m., with rain date Sept. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m..