PATRICK PARRISH + JAMES ZEMAITIS
Tuesday March 13: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Patrick Parrish has spent over 25 years in the worlds of curating, collecting, and dealing, building up a wealth of items and knowledge, culminating in the Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York. Now he's written down his secrets, tips, and tricks, sharing everything from advice to gossip, and a how-to on navigating everything from flea markets to the finest auction houses in the world.
Join us as Parrish tells all of the dos and don'ts of the curating industry and provides an insight into this fairly secretive labyrinth. Parrish will be joined by fellow expert James Zemaitis, curator and Director of Museum Relations at R & Company.
Patrick Parrish is known as the eye behind the popular blog and Instagram feed, MONDOBLOGO. He has contributed to Apartamento, Bad Day and 01 magazines with his photography and interviews of Murray Moss, Martino Gamper, RO/LU and Project No. 8. He was chosen by Volume Gallery as one of their "Observers: the intellectuals and tastemakers of design culture" for the book Temperature 2012 published for "The Home Front: American Design Now" a public programming series at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. He was also listed by the website L'ArcoBaleno as a "mover and shaker" in the New York design scene. In 2016 The New York Times profiled him as one of the five most important dealers of contemporary design in the world. Patrick received his BFA in photography from Florida State University and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Patrick Parrish Gallery exhibits the unusual, new, and sometimes overlooked modernist designers and artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The gallery plays an active role in both the vintage and contemporary design scenes and participates in several design fairs per year, such as Design Miami, Design Miami/ Basel, The Salon and FOG, in each case offering a carefully articulated vision of contemporary or modernist design. Opened in 2017, Fisher Parrish Gallery is a collaboration between Zoe Fisher of the former 99¢ Plus Gallery and HANDJOB Gallery, and Patrick Parrish. They exhibit young and emerging artists and designers in their Brooklyn gallery located in Bushwick.
James Zemaitis is a curator and Director of Museum Relations at R & Company in New York. He specializes in historical design and is curating several exhibitions at the gallery in 2018.
James served as Director of 20th Century Design at Phillips before becoming a Senior Vice President at Sotheby’s, where he curated, edited and produced over fifty auctions and catalogues of 20th and 21st Century Design. James left Sotheby’s in 2013 to serve as the Visiting Curator of Decorative Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where he oversaw the museum’s newly installed Contemporary Design galleries, and worked with the IMA’s Design Arts Society to strengthen the museum’s permanent collection. In 2016, James co-curated exhibitions on organic design at Friedman Benda in New York, and on the permanent collection of LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton. In addition to his curatorial work, James advises a diverse group of private clients, museums and auction houses on acquisitions and market strategy. Over the years, James has been the subject of two lengthy profiles in The New York Times and has been honored with awards in publications including Wallpaper*, Art & Auction, and New York.
James received his B.A. in Art History from Oberlin College, where he has served on the Visiting Committee of the Allen Memorial Art Museum since 2007.