Road Show Back at Duck Creek

The first of this year’s exhibitions, “Jeremy Dennis: Stories — Dreams, Myths, and Experiences,” will open Saturday

The Parrish Road Show was inaugurated in the summer of 2012 to present offsite exhibitions while the museum was in the process of relocating from the Village of Southampton to Water Mill. However, the four installations, which spanned Bridgehampton to Montauk, were so successful at bringing art into diverse public spaces that the series has continued every summer since.

The first of this year’s exhibitions, “Jeremy Dennis: Stories — Dreams, Myths, and Experiences,” will open Saturday at the Arts Center at Duck Creek Farm in Springs, which hosted a previous Road Show in 2013.

Also on view at Duck Creek is “Under the Sun,” a show of outdoor sculpture by Michael Chiarello, James DeMartis, Elaine Grove, William King, Bill Kiriazis and Mary Antczak, Dennis Leri, Mica Marder, Aurelio Torres, and Ted Tyler.

Mr. Dennis, a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, explores in his photographs indigenous identity, assimilation, and tradition by staging supernatural images that transform Native American myths and legends into depictions of virtual experiences.

He began to work with photography in a series of works based on dreams while he was an undergraduate. Digital manipulation enables him to create realistic special effects, including monsters and giants, and to populate some scenes with a multitude of figures, when in fact he had access to only one or two models. 

Mr. Dennis selected the images for the exhibition from his photography series “Stories — Indigenous Oral Stories, Dreams, and Myths,” which he began in 2013. “The stories of each image attempt to give Native American culture a contemporary agency to discuss the taboos of post-colonialism and universal global themes,” according to the artist.

A reception for both Mr. Dennis and “Under the Sun” will be held Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. Both shows will continue through Sept. 3. The second Road Show exhibition, “Playground” by Esly E. Escobar, will open Aug. 18 at the Remsenburg Academy in Remsenburg.