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Abstract Expressionism’s Missing Link

Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet, which was organized by Klaus Ottmann and Dorothy Kosinki for The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. (February 9–May 23, 2013) and is currently at the Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, New York (July 21–October 27, 2013), is — for many reasons — both long overdue and a game changer. For one thing, it brings Alfonso Ossorio back into view.

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A Museum Takes Art on the Road

I had arrived at that inevitable point in every coastal vacation where I felt that if I saw one more light-flooded, water-meets-horizon landscape, I would boot. Just when I thought I couldn’t take any more, I stumbled upon the Parrish Road Show, a series of installations and events organized by the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY. Described as “an innovative summer series created to generate transformative convergences between artists, visitors and diverse members of Long Island’s East End community,” the Road Show cured my seascape sickness by demanding something more from me as a viewer than a casual gaze as I walk by; the artworks triggered action.