TOMASHI JACKSON | The Land Claim
July 11, 2021 – November 7, 2021
A star in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, NYC based artist Tomashi Jackson has taken over the Parrish Museum with her multimedia project ‘The Land Claim.’ 18 months ago, Jackson began interviewing nine members of the Indigenous, Black, and Latino communities living in Water Mill. Transformed into a sound installation, the interviews play at the museum’s entrance, an explicit reminder of the people who have been historically left out of such institutions. Inside, Jackson beautifully weaves together archival photographs, documents with fabrics from Sag Harbor and shapes painted in saturated colors superimposed with the local residents’ photographs.