Admit it, we all desperately need some spring in our lives, and a smidgen of meaning wouldn’t hurt either. Sara Nightingale felt the same way, and she has mounted a show that brings together the pretty colors of spring in artwork that also has something to say.
Given Robert Dash’s diverse range of interests and talents — he was an artist, writer, horticulturalist, and creator of the Madoo Conservancy gardens at his Sagaponack property — it can be hard to get your arms around the man and his legacy. Extolling one aspect without the others is a poor strategy that could lead to only a third of the story. The Parrish Art Museum understands this and is taking its responsibility seriously in examining his distinctive contributions to the landscape and cultural life of the South Fork.