October 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Madoo is delighted to participate in this year’s Parrish Road Show, the Parrish Art Museum’s off-site cultural engagement program. For 2019, Laurie Lambrecht will present Limn to Limb, a site-specific installation here at The Madoo Conservancy, where she will respond to Madoo’s trees, shrubs, and structural details that are typically painted in bright colors with interventions that include photography, printmaking, weaving, and knitting. Limn to Limb comprises three elements: large-scale fiber prints of tree bark, hand-knitted covers for stones, rocks, and trees, and the use of colorful twine as a decorative, contrasting element on the property. Read more about the Parrish Road Show here.
This exhibition will be on view from October 5 through November 2, with an opening reception on Saturday October 5, 3–5 pm. Free and open to the public.
Image: Laurie Lambrecht (American, born 1955), Work in progress for Parrish Road Show. Image courtesy the artist.
Madoo A History in Photographs (May - August 2019)
Madoo: A History in Photographs, Celebrating 25 Years as a Public Garden is an exhibition of photographs, published book and magazine features, and artwork from the archives of Madoo’s founder Robert Dash, including seven pictures Dash produced directly from his garden. The exhibition is curated by Southampton-based landscape architect Perry Guillot, who lived at Madoo during the summer from 1987-1994. As Guillot describes, “the photographs show the evolution of Madoo from a remote extension of the adjacent farm fields into the ever-evolving joyful mashup of planting combinations that only Bob could explain.”
A collection of photographs ranging from 1970 through 2018, by Robert Dash, Hans Namuth, Mick Hales, Derek Fell, Rameshwar Das, among others, reveal the notion of Madoo as gesamkunstwerk—one complete artwork that brings together Dash’s life’s work in painting, gardening, and poetry—as well as his inner circle of artist and writer friends. Early gestural botanical studies, on public view for the first time, anticipate later more abstract works such as the florilegium series, exhibited in 2017. Dash’s Fire Screen, a double-sided garden-inspired painting on an actual fire screen from the house, demonstrates a further link between the house itself and the gardens, as well as the circular nature of the piece as it later became an integral part of defining the interiors at Madoo.
Florilegium: Paintings by Robert Dash (2018)
An exhibition of Robert Dash’s Florilegium paintings, a painterly exploration of flowers in exaggerated proportions with lush coloring.
Not Nature: Laurie Lambrecht, Steve Miller, and Darius Yektai (2018)
Not Nature, a group exhibition with East End-based artists Laurie Lambrecht, Steve Miller and Darius Yektai, will be on view through December 22, 2018, on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.. This is our second annual artist-curated fall exhibition.
Each artist featured in Not Nature reveals their own profound connection to our environment, as land, sea and air are absorbed through the senses and materialized as their art form. While nature remains the source and essence of their work, artists Lambrecht, Miller, and Yektai have taken their own various departures from naturalistic representation. We look forward to welcoming this exhibition of local artists in our Summer Studio, the original studio of Madoo’s founder, Robert Dash.
Touch the Earth (2017)
Touch The Earth, an exhibition curated by April Gornik, features works from Robert Dash, Michele Oka Doner, and Toni Ross.