Just a short (LIRR accessible!) jaunt from Manhattan, in East Islip, NY is the Islip Art Museum. An ambitious and enormous new group show, curated by Jason Paradis and titled All in the Family opened there on June 23rd, and features amazing work by JBG artist Holly Lynton, among many others.
Taken from the All in the Family press release:
What exactly is a family? Simply stated it is a group of related members. However, as most of us will attest to, there is nothing simple with family. We have all seen and experienced it from various vantage points. Who are those members? What is their relation? What is this group? The answers seemed too expansive to be determined by one point of view. So, the Islip Art Museum decided to look in the form of an Open Call and turning the point of view to artists, we waited to see what was submitted.
Seventy-six artists were selected from an overwhelming response to this overwhelming question. From the group, similar concepts emerged from distinct sources, and the show was hung accordingly.
If you're free on Sunday July 25th, try to make it out for the show's (belated) reception. If you have a prior engagement, no worries! The show runs until September 5th.
All in the Family
The Islip Art Museum
On view: June 23 to September 5, 2010
Reception: July 25
50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730
Museum Hours: Wednesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.