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Eric Dever on the Permanent Collection

Eric Dever on the Permanent Collection  | Events Calendar
Photo: Berry Campbell


Long Island / The Hamptons

Parrish Art Museum | 279 Montauk Highway

$10 | Free for Members
Includes Museum admission. Space is limited; advance reservations recommended.

Water Mill-based artist and educator Eric Dever talks about select works on view in the Museum’s permanent collection from his perspective as a contemporary abstract painter. Lunch specials will be available for purchase from the Golden Pear Café at the Parrish.

Eric Dever is an American artist, born in Los Angeles. He moved to New York in 1986, and studied painting and critical theory at NYU (Steinhardt, MA’88-studio art). In 1989, he came to the East End of Long Island to exhibit, and later to live. Dever worked exclusively with white and black paint for 5 years, the materials and methods of painting itself were his subject. In 2011, he introduced a new color into the work—red, uncovering a palette he associates with shifting quantities of weight, energy and lightness.

Dever’s work since the early 1990’s has been exhibited throughout the United States and in France. Recently, he had a solo exhibit at Berry Campbell Gallery in New York where his work is represented, and is currently preparing for a solo exhibit this fall at NYU Kimmel Galleries. Dever also teaches Media and Methods at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

In 2015 the Brain Food lunchtime lecture series is offered free-of-charge to Southampton Town residents through support from a Town of Southampton Cultural Arts and Recreation Grant.