Before the East End of Long Island became a summer spot for the elite, the coastal region was an artist colony populated by Abstract Expressionist powerhouses like Jackson Pollack and Robert Rauschenberg. Amongst the Hamptons creatives, two female painters, Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson, featured prominently. Their historic friendship is well documented, and, in a new show at Parrish Art Museum, celebrated. The show, entitled “Seen and Unseen,” uses Freilicher and Wilson’s relationship as a vehicle for exploring the collectivist spirit that produced one of New York’s most influential cast of artists. Here, a peek at their friendship in images.
“Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson: Seen and Unseen” opens October 25th and runs until January 18th at the Parrish Art Museum, parrishart.org.