Tripoli Gallery

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Swimming Pool, 2014
wood, wire, fabric, glass, thread, screw eyes, acrylic paint
21 x 4.5 x 16 inches (53.34 x 11.43 x 40.64 cm)

Stargazer, 2018
acrylic, wood, wire, bells
9.5 x 7.25 x 4.5 inches (24.13 x 18.42 x 11.43 cm)

Shelf Life, 2017
wood, glass, paintbrush bristles, Apoxie sculpt, coins, bell, wire, pushpin, cement, aluminum foil, acrylic paint, spray paint, clear acrylic spray
18.5 x 18.5 x 4 inches (46.99 x 46.99 x 10.16 cm)

Up She Rises, 2017
wire, cement, cardboard, staples, mod podge, fabric, thread, glass, acrylic paint
10 x 4 x 4 inches (25.4 x 10.16 x 10.16 cm)

Neighbors, 2013
acrylic, wood, string, twigs, mirror
10 x 6 x 15 inches (25.4 x 15.24 x 38.1 cm)

An Old Song, 2017
wire, cement, cardboard, staples, mod podge, fabric, thread, acrylic paint
12 x 5 x 5 inches (30.48 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)

Kothbiro, 2017
wire, cement, cardboard, staples, mod podge, fabric, thread, glass, screws, acrylic paint
9 x 4 x 4 inches (22.86 x 10.16 x 10.16 cm)

Watering Hole, 2014
wood, glass, fabric, nails, string, plastic fork, acrylic paint
45 x 20 x 20 inches (114.3 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm)

Winter's Come and Gone, 2017
wire, cement, cardboard, staples, mod podge, fabric, acrylic paint
17 x 7 x 5 inches (43.18 x 17.78 x 12.7 cm)

Grocery Store, 2012
wood, push pins, tin can, glass, wire, hinges and clasp, acrylic paint
8 x 12.5 x 11 inches (20.32 x 31.75 x 27.94 cm)

Red Clover Art Gallery, 2014
wood, push pins, glass, Apoxie sculpt, acrylic paint
7.5 x 13.5 x 8.25 inches (19.05 x 34.29 x 20.96 cm)

Diner, 2014
wood, nails, glass, acrylic paint
7 x 13 x 8 inches (17.78 x 33.02 x 20.32 cm)

Bicycles, 2014
wood, wire, glass, nail, acrylic paint
8 x 13.5 x 8.5 inches (20.32 x 34.29 x 21.59 cm)

Tripoli Gallery, 2018
wood, push pins, wire, glass, Apoxie sculpt, acrylic paint
15 x 9 x 24 inches (38.1 x 22.86 x 60.96 cm)

Toy Store, 2014
wood, push pins, tin can, glass, wire, string, acrylic paint
7 x 13 x 8 inches (17.78 x 33.02 x 20.32 cm)

Self Portrait Sculpting, 2018
wire, Apoxie sculpt, wood, paintbrush bristles, metal leaf, acrylic paint
13 x 7 x 11 inches (33.02 x 17.78 x 27.94 cm)

I'll Miss You When You're Gone, 2014
acrylic, wood, string, a screw, a pencil
24.5 x 20.25 x 4.25 inches (62.23 x 51.44 x 10.8 cm)

Meeting in the Clouds, 2016
acrylic on wood, Aqua Resin, string, a screw, Apoxie sculpt
11 x 12 x 3.25 inches (27.94 x 30.48 x 8.26 cm)

Knight, 2016
wood, acrylic, ribbon, metal, metal leaf, yarn, string, a screw, canvas
11 x 12 x 3.25 inches (27.94 x 30.48 x 8.26 cm)

Large Giraffe, 2018
acrylic, wood, cardboard, fabric, hammers, rope, polyurethane
100 x 27 x 36 inches (254 x 68.58 x 91.44 cm)

Large Unicorn, 2018
cardboard, wood, fabric, polyurethane, hammers, rope, staples, acrylic paint
Installation (Size variable)

Mother Hen, 2018
wood, aluminum foil, Apoxie Sculpt, spray paint, acrylic, and clear acrylic sealer
8 x 6 x 4.5 inches (20.32 x 15.24 x 11.43 cm)

Ear with Pencil, 2018
acryilc on wood with a pencil
9.5 x 14.75 x 4 inches (24.13 x 37.47 x 10.16 cm)

Self Portrait, 2015
acrylic on cardboard with frame
19 x 16.5 inches (48.26 x 41.91 cm)

Foot, 2015
acrylic on cardboard with frame
16.5 x 21.5 inches (41.91 x 54.61 cm)

SAVE, 2018
gesso and acrylic on wood
41.5 x 46 inches (105.41 x 116.84 cm)

Walking Whale, 2018
wood, aluminum foil, Apoxie Sculpt, spray paint, acrylic paint, clear acrylic sealer
15 x 9 x 9 inches (38.1 x 22.86 x 22.86 cm)

Miles/Save, 2015
gesso and acrylic on wood
41.5 x 50 inches (105.41 x 127 cm)

Animal Alphabet, 2018
gesso and acrylic on wood
28.75 x 46 inches (73.03 x 116.84 cm)

Standing Unicorn, 2016
Aqua Resin, Apoxie Sculpt, acrylic paint, screw, string
4.25 x 5.5 x 2 inches (10.8 x 13.97 x 5.08 cm)

Standing Pencil Giraffe, 2016
Aqua Resin, Apoxie Sculpt, acrylic paint, string
8.25 x 3.5 x 2 inches (20.96 x 8.89 x 5.08 cm)

Train Sets, 2018
acrylic paint, wood, string, metal, and found objects
12 x 21.5 x 3.75 inches (30.48 x 54.61 x 9.53 cm)

Where, where is the town

Miles Partington

March 3 ‐ April 2, 2018

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Southampton, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Where, where is the town, its debut solo exhibition with East End artist Miles Partington. Featuring a menagerie of Partington’s sculptures and paintings this exhibition demonstrates the progression of his work over the years, bringing us current with his most recent work.  On view from March 3rd through April 2nd, 2018, the exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 3rd from 5 to 7 pm, at 30a Jobs Lane, Southampton, N.Y.

Where, where is the town pieces together a tale of the artist’s thoughts, uniting personal memories with shared earthly histories that span in time from ancient to modern. Utilizing a gamut of materials from plywood, Apoxie Clay, concrete, and cardboard, to cloth, yarn, and other found objects, each work is constructed to articulate—and in the process—discover the moments and impressions that have remained. Many of Partington’s sculptures are built in the framework of dioramas, incorporating windows that lead into a miniature yet familiar world. Within these frameworks, Partington records and preserves his subjects, a collection of animals as well as human characters: a lone bird, a little deer, an aging whale, a timeless shopkeeper, a jousting knight—from which a world emerges, much like a museum of the artist’s life.

Viewers are taken on a tour through Partington’s world as they step from the first room of the gallery to the second, transforming from observers of his subjects to participants among them, which leap in scale from miniatures to life-sized beings. From his anthropomorphized creatures to his surrealist studies—painted and sculpted self-portraits as well as animated paintings of letters and words—Partington blurs the lines between sculpture and painting, reality and fantasy, past and present, human and animal. He gracefully navigates the gray area in all divisions while challenging our definitions and understandings of painting and sculpture as two or three-dimensional objects.

Miles Partington (b. 1982, Southampton, NY) grew up on the East End, surrounded by art from a young age. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2005 and interned for sculptor William King in 1996. Recent exhibitions in 2017 include Take Me Where Real Animals Are Playing at Art Space 98, as well as Motion Art Show at Ashawagh Hall, both in East Hampton. In 2016 Partington was included in East End Collected 2 at the Southampton Arts Center, as well as UnCommon at Ashawagh Hall, where he was a featured artist. Partington first exhibited with Tripoli Gallery in the Thanksgiving Collective 2012: Modern Salon, and most recently his sculptures were included in the gallery’s fundraiser exhibition Love Isabela: A Puerto Rico Fundraiser in 2017. Partington currently lives and works in Southampton, New York.

For press inquiries or further information, please contact [email protected] or call 631.377.3715.


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Miles Partington
Swimming Pool, 2014
wood, wire, fabric, glass, thread, screw eyes, acrylic paint
21 x 4.5 x 16 inches (53.34 x 11.43 x 40.64 cm)

Miles Partington
Stargazer, 2018
acrylic, wood, wire, bells
9.5 x 7.25 x 4.5 inches (24.13 x 18.42 x 11.43 cm)

Miles Partington
Shelf Life, 2017
wood, glass, paintbrush bristles, Apoxie sculpt, coins, bell, wire, pushpin, cement, aluminum foil, acrylic paint, spray paint, clear acrylic spray
18.5 x 18.5 x 4 inches (46.99 x 46.99 x 10.16 cm)

Miles Partington
Up She Rises, 2017
wire, cement, cardboard, staples, mod podge, fabric, thread, glass, acrylic paint
10 x 4 x 4 inches (25.4 x 10.16 x 10.16 cm)

Miles Partington
Neighbors, 2013
acrylic, wood, string, twigs, mirror
10 x 6 x 15 inches (25.4 x 15.24 x 38.1 cm)

Miles Partington
An Old Song, 2017
wire, cement, cardboard, staples, mod podge, fabric, thread, acrylic paint
12 x 5 x 5 inches (30.48 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)

Miles Partington
Kothbiro, 2017
wire, cement, cardboard, staples, mod podge, fabric, thread, glass, screws, acrylic paint
9 x 4 x 4 inches (22.86 x 10.16 x 10.16 cm)

Miles Partington
Watering Hole, 2014
wood, glass, fabric, nails, string, plastic fork, acrylic paint
45 x 20 x 20 inches (114.3 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm)

Miles Partington
Winter's Come and Gone, 2017
wire, cement, cardboard, staples, mod podge, fabric, acrylic paint
17 x 7 x 5 inches (43.18 x 17.78 x 12.7 cm)

Miles Partington
Grocery Store, 2012
wood, push pins, tin can, glass, wire, hinges and clasp, acrylic paint
8 x 12.5 x 11 inches (20.32 x 31.75 x 27.94 cm)

Miles Partington
Red Clover Art Gallery, 2014
wood, push pins, glass, Apoxie sculpt, acrylic paint
7.5 x 13.5 x 8.25 inches (19.05 x 34.29 x 20.96 cm)

Miles Partington
Diner, 2014
wood, nails, glass, acrylic paint
7 x 13 x 8 inches (17.78 x 33.02 x 20.32 cm)

Miles Partington
Bicycles, 2014
wood, wire, glass, nail, acrylic paint
8 x 13.5 x 8.5 inches (20.32 x 34.29 x 21.59 cm)

Miles Partington
Tripoli Gallery, 2018
wood, push pins, wire, glass, Apoxie sculpt, acrylic paint
15 x 9 x 24 inches (38.1 x 22.86 x 60.96 cm)

Miles Partington
Toy Store, 2014
wood, push pins, tin can, glass, wire, string, acrylic paint
7 x 13 x 8 inches (17.78 x 33.02 x 20.32 cm)

Miles Partington
Self Portrait Sculpting, 2018
wire, Apoxie sculpt, wood, paintbrush bristles, metal leaf, acrylic paint
13 x 7 x 11 inches (33.02 x 17.78 x 27.94 cm)

Miles Partington
I'll Miss You When You're Gone, 2014
acrylic, wood, string, a screw, a pencil
24.5 x 20.25 x 4.25 inches (62.23 x 51.44 x 10.8 cm)

Miles Partington
Meeting in the Clouds, 2016
acrylic on wood, Aqua Resin, string, a screw, Apoxie sculpt
11 x 12 x 3.25 inches (27.94 x 30.48 x 8.26 cm)

Miles Partington
Knight, 2016
wood, acrylic, ribbon, metal, metal leaf, yarn, string, a screw, canvas
11 x 12 x 3.25 inches (27.94 x 30.48 x 8.26 cm)

Miles Partington
Large Giraffe, 2018
acrylic, wood, cardboard, fabric, hammers, rope, polyurethane
100 x 27 x 36 inches (254 x 68.58 x 91.44 cm)

Miles Partington
Large Unicorn, 2018
cardboard, wood, fabric, polyurethane, hammers, rope, staples, acrylic paint
Installation (Size variable)

Miles Partington
Mother Hen, 2018
wood, aluminum foil, Apoxie Sculpt, spray paint, acrylic, and clear acrylic sealer
8 x 6 x 4.5 inches (20.32 x 15.24 x 11.43 cm)

Miles Partington
Ear with Pencil, 2018
acryilc on wood with a pencil
9.5 x 14.75 x 4 inches (24.13 x 37.47 x 10.16 cm)

Miles Partington
Self Portrait, 2015
acrylic on cardboard with frame
19 x 16.5 inches (48.26 x 41.91 cm)

Miles Partington
Foot, 2015
acrylic on cardboard with frame
16.5 x 21.5 inches (41.91 x 54.61 cm)

Miles Partington
SAVE, 2018
gesso and acrylic on wood
41.5 x 46 inches (105.41 x 116.84 cm)

Miles Partington
Walking Whale, 2018
wood, aluminum foil, Apoxie Sculpt, spray paint, acrylic paint, clear acrylic sealer
15 x 9 x 9 inches (38.1 x 22.86 x 22.86 cm)

Miles Partington
Miles/Save, 2015
gesso and acrylic on wood
41.5 x 50 inches (105.41 x 127 cm)

Miles Partington
Animal Alphabet, 2018
gesso and acrylic on wood
28.75 x 46 inches (73.03 x 116.84 cm)

Miles Partington
Standing Unicorn, 2016
Aqua Resin, Apoxie Sculpt, acrylic paint, screw, string
4.25 x 5.5 x 2 inches (10.8 x 13.97 x 5.08 cm)

Miles Partington
Standing Pencil Giraffe, 2016
Aqua Resin, Apoxie Sculpt, acrylic paint, string
8.25 x 3.5 x 2 inches (20.96 x 8.89 x 5.08 cm)

Miles Partington
Train Sets, 2018
acrylic paint, wood, string, metal, and found objects
12 x 21.5 x 3.75 inches (30.48 x 54.61 x 9.53 cm)