Tripoli Gallery

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Portrait, 2017
coal and paint on canvas
24 x 11-1/2 x 18 inches

Incandescent, 2016
charcoal on paper
44 x 48 inches

Always Fishing, 2017
acrylic on aluminum
49 x 59 inches

Female Torso, Cubist Torso, Reclining Torso, Male Torso, 2015
3d printed on cement base
7-1/2 x 16 x 6 inches

Wave 2004-01, 2004
mixed media on canvas laid on panel
11-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches

Black and White Nude (0407), 2017
acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 inches

Just Like Nothing, 2009
embroidered blanket
81.89 x 71.65 inches Courtesy the Artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

Scribbler, 2016
cast bronze and oil paint
7 x 6-1/8 x 8-3/4 inches

Joe, 2004
gelatin silver print
58-3/8 x 47 inches (72 x 60 inches framed)

Tool P8V1, 2017
carbon fiber, ply, industrial coating, canvas
75 x 36 x 8 inches

Cement Painting 2, 2015
cement on canvas
36 x 28 inches

Cement Painting 3, 2015
cement on canvas
36 x 28 inches

Untitled, 2017
oil on linen
30 x 30 inches

Untitled, 2017
oil on linen
30 x 30 inches

23-61, 1987
acrylic on canvas
27-1/4 x 27-1/4 inches

42-86, 1986
acrylic on canvas
26 x 26 inches

Untitled, 2016
acrylic on burlap coffee bag
41-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches

Untitled, 2016
acrylic on burlap coffee bag
40-1/2 x 26-1/2 inches

Black & White

February 25 ‐ April 16, 2017

Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Black & White, a group exhibition featuring works by Katherine Bernhardt, Ross Bleckner, Quentin Curry, Jamie dePasquale, Tracey Emin, Ryan Estep, Urs Fischer, April Gornik, Takesada Matsutani, Angelbert Metoyer, Ned Smyth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Igor Vishnyakov and Darius Yektai. The exhibition will be on view at 30a Jobs Lane - Southampton, NY from February 25th through April 16th, 2017. There will be a public opening reception for the artists on Saturday, February 25th from 6 to 8 p.m.

In order to fully understand the complexities of our vision and senses, we may begin by taking things away and scrutinizing what remains. Throughout history, artists have been found shedding the layers of all they have been taught, sometimes even color itself, in a quest to further understand and develop their own practice.

Recently, artists have been noticed relying solely on color to create a ‘sellable’ work. To be fair, we all sometimes fall prey to the same tendency in our attraction to artwork in general.  In Black & White, color will not aid or inform, while the many various techniques, mediums, and textures used will instead.

From the gas blow torch involved in Bleckner’s recent works; to the cement on Yektai’s canvases; to the graphite at play in Matsutani’s small and intimate Wave on panel; to the Puerto Rican coffee bean bags used in Bernhardt’s paintings; each artist presents a use of material void of color and infused with a new interest and comfort of expression. For instance, April Gornik’s undeniable adeptness at capturing realism and mood in her landscapes, is here shown on works with heightened intensity using only charcoal on paper.

Ryan Estep, inspired by his Midwestern roots and invited to this exhibition from his earlier meticulously pressed sterilized dirt paintings, will show new works, still inspired by the earth, but now with the very tools used in the fields to thrash and haul wheat! Re-fastened and assembled, these new paintings push beyond the imagery that a viewer is accustomed to leaving us to ponder new forms of beauty.  Tracey Emin constantly reinstates the power and importance of women, commenting on the recent bold stand they have taken for equal rights, with her refreshing and daring work. She shows a distinct brashness (in this case embroidered) that demonstrates such confidence.

As viewers, we have a vague idea of the struggles and disciplines that go into creating works of art​ that get our attention, provoke thought, or simply move us​.  Black and White looks carefully at the work of fourteen artists who have created innovative works.

This mid-winter exhibition at Tripoli Gallery will allow the public to see the relevant art scene that exists out here all year and view works that have been created by a diverse pool of talented and inspired artists; both locally and internationally known.


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis


Installation Shot, Photo by Jeremy Dennis

Angelbert Metoyer
Portrait, 2017
coal and paint on canvas
24 x 11-1/2 x 18 inches

April Gornik
Incandescent, 2016
charcoal on paper
44 x 48 inches

Quentin Curry
Always Fishing, 2017
acrylic on aluminum
49 x 59 inches

Ned Smyth
Female Torso, Cubist Torso, Reclining Torso, Male Torso, 2015
3d printed on cement base
7-1/2 x 16 x 6 inches

Takesada Matsutani
Wave 2004-01, 2004
mixed media on canvas laid on panel
11-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches

Igor Vishnyakov
Black and White Nude (0407), 2017
acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 inches

Tracey Emin
Just Like Nothing, 2009
embroidered blanket
81.89 x 71.65 inches Courtesy the Artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

Urs Fischer
Scribbler, 2016
cast bronze and oil paint
7 x 6-1/8 x 8-3/4 inches

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Joe, 2004
gelatin silver print
58-3/8 x 47 inches (72 x 60 inches framed)

Ryan Estep
Tool P8V1, 2017
carbon fiber, ply, industrial coating, canvas
75 x 36 x 8 inches


Cement Painting 2, 2015
cement on canvas
36 x 28 inches


Cement Painting 3, 2015
cement on canvas
36 x 28 inches

Ross Bleckner
Untitled, 2017
oil on linen
30 x 30 inches

Ross Bleckner
Untitled, 2017
oil on linen
30 x 30 inches

James de Pasquale
23-61, 1987
acrylic on canvas
27-1/4 x 27-1/4 inches

James de Pasquale
42-86, 1986
acrylic on canvas
26 x 26 inches

Katherine Bernhardt
Untitled, 2016
acrylic on burlap coffee bag
41-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches

Katherine Bernhardt
Untitled, 2016
acrylic on burlap coffee bag
40-1/2 x 26-1/2 inches