From the 1950s through the early 1970s, Helen Frankenthaler spent her summers capturing the Cape Cod landscape, and those of other coastal towns in the Northeast, including a stint in East Hampton, where she frequented Jackson Pollock’s studio. The Parrish Art Museum is celebrating this major player in the Abstract Expressionism movement with the exhibition “Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown,” from Aug. 4 to Oct. 27. “It’s a feast for the eyes,” says Terrie Sultan, director of the museum. “Helen Frankenthaler was one of the most innovative artists of her time, and her work has continued to be influential to many who followed.”
TOP PHOTO: COURTESY HAMPTONS ARISTOCRAT; BOTTOM: Rob McKeever.
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