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Mel Kendrick’s ‘Seeing Things in Things’ Opens at The Parrish

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Mel Kendrick at the Parrish Art Museum on November 5 for the opening night of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

Mel Kendrick at the Parrish Art Museum on November 5 for the opening night of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

Parrish Art Museum Director Monica Ramiriz-Montagut at the November 5 opening of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

Parrish Art Museum Director Monica Ramiriz-Montagut at the November 5 opening of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

Artist Mel Kendrick and gallerist David Nolan at the Parrish Art Museum's November 5 opening of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

Artist Mel Kendrick and gallerist David Nolan at the Parrish Art Museum's November 5 opening of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

Rick Liss, Ralph Gibson, Mary Heilmann, Ned Smyth, Mel Kendrick, David Nolan and Dianne Blell at the Parrish Art Museum's November 5 opening of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

Rick Liss, Ralph Gibson, Mary Heilmann, Ned Smyth, Mel Kendrick, David Nolan and Dianne Blell at the Parrish Art Museum's November 5 opening of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

A guest admires the work during the Parrish Art Museum's November 5 opening of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

A guest admires the work during the Parrish Art Museum's November 5 opening of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

Emily Goldstein and Mel Kendrick at the Parrish Art Museum's November 5 opening of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

Emily Goldstein and Mel Kendrick at the Parrish Art Museum's November 5 opening of “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.”JENNY GORMAN

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Crosswalk 1," 1992. Woodblock on Kozo paper, 108" x 192." MEL KENDRICK

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "7 from 7," 2000. Wood. 32" x 21" x 18." MEL KENDRICK

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Behind the Cross," 1982. Plaster, wood, ink, 74" x 44" x 21." THE ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART, ANDOVER, MA

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Nemo," 1983. Wood, plaster, ink 66" x 216" x 140." FUNC ART, KINDERHOOK, NY

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Nemo," 1983. Wood, plaster, ink 66" x 216" x 140." FUNC ART, KINDERHOOK, NY

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Painted Poplar and Plywood with Bolts," 1988. 144" x 60" x 60." MEL KENDRICK

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Sculpture No. 3," 1991. Poplar, oil, lamp black, pipe, 117" x 48" x 54 ." FUNC ART, KINDERHOOK, NY

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Big Daddy Fun/Second Version," 1995. Cast rubber, wood, and pipe, 82½" x 77" x 49." MEL KENDRICK

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Big Daddy Fun/Second Version," 1995. Cast rubber, wood, and pipe, 82½" x 77" x 49." MEL KENDRICK

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Drilled Burl/Stacked Logs," 1995. Cast rubber, wood, and pipe, 98" x 70" x 25." MEL KENDRICK

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Pipe Hole," 2000. Wood, steel, rubber and ink, 90" x 38" x 39." FUNC ART, KINDERHOOK, NY

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "X + Y," 2001. Wood, wire and cable ties, 12" x 35" x 24." MEL KENDRICK

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "X + Y," 2001. Wood, wire and cable ties, 12" x 35" x 24." MEL KENDRICK

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Untitled," 2002. Padouk and gesso, each approximately 6" x 3⅛" x 4½." MEL KENDRICK

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Untitled," 2002. Padouk and gesso, each approximately 6" x 3⅛" x 4½." MEL KENDRICK

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Untitled, (Green Block)," 2007. Wood and Japan color, 68" x 25¼" x 25¼." HALL ART FOUNDATION

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Standing Block (Black Concrete)," 2020. Cast concrete 105" x 51" x 47" on view outside the Parrish Art Museum. ANNETTE HINKLE

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Standing Block (Black Concrete)," 2020. Cast concrete 105" x 51" x 47" on view outside the Parrish Art Museum. ANNETTE HINKLE

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Untitled," 2021. Mahogany and gesso, 80" x 101 1/2" x 4." Mel Kendrick "Untitled," 2022. Ebonized mahogany, Unknown dimensions. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID NOLAN GALLERY

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Thinking of What," 2022. Ebonized mahogany and gesso, 119" x 140" x 4½." COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID NOLAN GALLERY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., November 6, 2022–February 19, 2023. GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick's

Mel Kendrick's "Black Dots," 1989–90. Basswood, glue, and lamp black, 145" x 60" x 120"; "Thinking of What," 2022. Ebonized mahogany and gesso, 119" x 140" x 4 ½ ." Courtesy the Artist and David Nolan Gallery. GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick’s “Blue Wall Piece #6,” 2020. Mahogany and Japan color, 96½” x 72” x 4”; Courtesy the Artist and Tim Hill Gallery; “L450,” 2019. Mahogany and gesso, 89” x 51” x 32.” Courtesy the Artist. GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick’s “Blue Wall Piece #6,” 2020. Mahogany and Japan color, 96½” x 72” x 4”; Courtesy the Artist and Tim Hill Gallery; “L450,” 2019. Mahogany and gesso, 89” x 51” x 32.” Courtesy the Artist. GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick’s “Untitled (Green Block),” 2007. Wood and Japan color, 68” x 25¼” x 25¼.” Hall Collection; Selections of “Untitled,” 2007 series. Mahogany, Japan color, various dimensions. Courtesy the Artist and David Nolan Gallery. GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick’s “Untitled (Green Block),” 2007. Wood and Japan color, 68” x 25¼” x 25¼.” Hall Collection; Selections of “Untitled,” 2007 series. Mahogany, Japan color, various dimensions. Courtesy the Artist and David Nolan Gallery. GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick’s “Reverse Stump,” 1995. Wood, pipe, mending plates and threaded rod, 92½” x 67” x 65.” Courtesy the Artist. Installation view in “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.” GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick’s “Reverse Stump,” 1995. Wood, pipe, mending plates and threaded rod, 92½” x 67” x 65.” Courtesy the Artist. Installation view in “Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things.” GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick's

Mel Kendrick's "Behind the Cross, "1982. Plaster, wood, ink, 74" x 44" x 21." Addison gallery of America Art, Phillips Academy; "Nemo," 1983. Wood, plaster, ink, 66" x 216" x 140." Courtesy the artist. GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Sculpture No. 3," 1991; "Sculpture No. 2," 1991; "Sculpture No. 4," 1991. Poplar, oil, pipe, lamp black. Various dimensions. Courtesy of the artist; "Crosswalk 1," 1992. Woodblock on Kozo paper, 108" x 192." Courtesy the artist. GARY MAMAY

Mel Kendrick

Mel Kendrick "Second Standing Block (Black Concrete), "2020. Cast concrete, 105" x 51" x 47." Courtesy the artist. JENNY GORMAN

authorAnnette Hinkle on Nov 14, 2022
As an artist with a long career encompassing a range of mediums and forms of expression, Mel Kendrick encourages viewers to explore his work while bringing to it their own... more

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