By Julia Buntaine, Editor-in-Chief
Parrish Art Museum
"East End Field Drawings," an exhibit of 93 works by Alexis Rockman
open through January 18th
WATER MILL, NY 9/17/2015-- From October 25, 2015 through January 18, 2016, the Parrish Art Museum will present Alexis Rockman: East End Field Drawings, an exhibition of 93 works on paper by the American artist who adapts an unconventional, ancient technique of depicting images of flora and fauna, while referencing the straightforward approach of a naturalist’s field guide, to explore humanity’s impact on nature. Created with organic matter such as soil and sand gathered at ponds, parks, beaches, and farms on the East End of Long Island, the drawings depict the plants, insects, birds, and animals specific to the area, emphasizing the endangered species that are rapidly disappearing from our world under the pressure of development and construction.