Tripoli Gallery

Untitled, 2012
Oil on canvas
66 x 62 inches

Love Ranch, 2013
Oil on canvas
20 x 20 inches

Separated at Birth, 2012
Oil on canvas
56 x 66 inches

Night Vision, 2013
mylar, vinyl, canvas, enamel paint, and wood
62 x 80 inches

East West II, 2013
Oil on canvas
14 x 19 x 1 inches

Find Me There, 2013
Acrylic on board
48 x 48 inches

This is Somewhere, 2013
Acrylic on board
48 x 48 inches

Gold Light, 2013
Acrylic on board
48 x 48 inches

Easy Path, 2013
Acrylic on paper
30 x 22-1/2 inches

Shepherd's Delight, 2013
Acrylic on paper
10-1/4 x 13 inches

The Wall, 2013
Acrylic on paper
24 x 20 inches

What A Flood Leaves Behind, 2013
Acrylic on paper
30 x 22-1/2 inches

Behind the Bushes, 2013
Acrylic on paper
30 x 22-1/2 inches

In the Sky and in the Water, 2013
Acrylic on paper
25-3/4 x 20-1/4 inches

Field, 2013
Mixed media on canvas
52-1/2 x 52-1/2 inches

Field (detail), 2013
Mixed media on canvas
52-1/2 x 52-1/2 inches

Field, 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
33 x 62 inches

Field (detail), 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
33 x 62 inches

Field, 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
24 x 24 inches

Field (detail), 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
24 x 24 inches

West Chelsea, 2012
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches

Threesome, 2012
Oil on canvas
12 x 16 inches

Lone Streetlight, 2001
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches

Untitled (Nude), 2011
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches

Model and Painter, 2013
Oil on canvas
50 x 36 inches

Riverside Drive, 2012
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches

Hands and Knees, 2013
Oil on canvas
22 x 28 inches

East Village, 2012
Oil on canvas
32 x 28 inches

Girl on Blue Couch, 2013
Oil on canvas
32 x 44 inches

Field and installation view, 2013
Mixed media on canvas
52-1/2 x 52-1/2 inches

installation view, 2013

installation view, 2013

installation view, 2013

9th Annual Thanksgiving Collective: The Worlds We Create

November 30 ‐ January 20, 2014

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Tripoli Patterson is pleased to present his 9th Annual Thanksgiving Collective titled The Worlds We Create, featuring works by Jonathan Beer, Melanie Moczarski, Aakash Nihalani, and Nick Weber. Using this annual show as a platform to introduce new artists to the gallery, we are pleased to present Jonathan Beer's work for the first time.

In contrast to last year’s Thanksgiving Collective titled A Modern Salon, which featured 24 artists, the vision behind this year’s Collective was more personal. Titled, The Worlds We Create, this Exhibition looks at a much smaller group and creates a more insightful glimpse into their worlds; inviting the viewer to step outside of their own and into the worlds that have been envisioned by the artists. With no restrictive elements or overarching theme, each artist’s work is presented as a full expression of their unique vision. The Worlds We Create seeks to expose what is currently going on and what new projects have taken shape for each highlighted artist. As the molders and shapers of our own worlds, we can witness visions evolve into reality. Art, as a recording of the imaginative world, and one of the strongest metaphors for this phenomenon, allows for a total freedom in exploring worlds beyond our own. 

Aakash Nihalani’s work alters our perception of space and of depth. His interactive site-specific installations playing with pre-existing forms as he uses tape to delineate and re-lineate. In his most recent work, Nihalani brings the practice of his outdoor public work indoors, applying similar principals. “When I'm outside, I'm constantly looking for architectural elements to work with, and react to. Similarly in a gallery, I've started exploring the use of blank canvases on a wall to create a makeshift arranged architecture that I can then react to.” The canvases, left white, become extensions of the gallery wall.

Nick Weber brings his mastery of painting the human form to a sexual world, revealing that which remains privately seen, despite the reality of widespread internet exposure. With a traditional medium, he unabashedly breaks taboos and leaves us to our own curious devises. In describing his process, Weber states: “I subject the painting to destructive forces such as sanding and scraping. Like a memory, what survives is the essential. Then I attempt to rebuild the image. The past lives in the present. It’s a way of recording in paint the cycle of destruction and creation.” 

Melanie J. Moczarski’s work deals with the projection of memory onto the world around. She paints imagined landscapes, hybrid life forms and sculptural surfaces pieced from her own memory and speculation. “I am interested in how, more often than not, our experiences of the world around us are more informed by memory and repetition than by the present moment, and in the question of whether or not there is such thing as the present without past.”

Jonathan Beer challenges our understanding of reality through manipulations of space. With a distinct and confident palette, he combines recognizable and abstracted forms within the same canvas. Paintings open up like windows into outside worlds, where landscapes are confronted with architectural fragments. In a recent interview, Beer comments: “If you can translate the three-dimensional outside world into a two-dimensional surface why can’t you translate both inner and outer world to a two-dimensional experience?”

Born in 1971 in NYC, Nick Weber is the one local artist who lives and works in Amagansett, NY year round. He studied at Stanford University in San Francisco, with Nathan Oliveira and Larry Thomas, where he received his BFA in 1993. He was awarded a residency at the Daniel Greene Portrait Workshop in 1991 and at the Vermont Studio Center in 1992. Weber has been included in shows at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Guild Hall, The Fireplace Project, Glenn Horowitz, and the New York Art & Design Fair at the Armory, among others, and most recently in his solo exhibition at Gray Krauss Gallery in New York. This will be Weber's fifth show with Tripoli Gallery.

Melanie J. Moczarski was born in Texas in 1984 and raised in Chile and Argentina. She studied at the Art Students League of New York and received a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2008. Moczarski has exhibited at Brooklyn Fire Proof, Y Gallery and Gallery MC in New York, and internationally at O Fim in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, among others. She was most recently included in WAH (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) Bridges Bushwick. This exhibition will mark her second time being included in Tripoli Gallery's Annual Thanksgiving Collective since 2011. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Born in 1988 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jonathan Beer, BFA School of Visual Arts, 2010, received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2012 and was awarded a 3rd Year Post Graduate Fellowship at the New York Academy of Art. Beer has had solo shows at Kathleen Cullen Fine Art in New York, Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts in Atlanta, and at Albany Molecular Corporation and Bethlehem Public Library, both in Albany, NY. His work has been exhibited internationally at Galerie Delta in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and at the Siauliai Art Gallery in Siauliai, Lithuania. Beer has been featured in ArtNews, Artslant, NY Art Beat, and New American Paintings. In 2011 he co-founded Art-Rated, a blog dedicated to articles and interviews on the contemporary art scene.

Aakash Nihalani, born in 1986 in Queens, New York, received a BFA from Steinhardt School, New York University in 2008. In 2012, he was awarded a residency at the Willem de Kooning studio in East Hampton. This past summer marked Nihalani’s first solo show with Tripoli Gallery as well as his outdoor installation at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Earlier this year Nihalani's work was featured in a pop up exhibition at Pace Gallery in Chelsea, NY. His work has been exhibited internationally in places including New York, Los Angels, Miami, Portland, London, Vienna, Bordeaux, New Delhi, Hong Kong, and featured in a number of publications including: The New York Times, The Times of India, Vogue India and artinfo.com.

Jonathan Beer
Untitled, 2012
Oil on canvas
66 x 62 inches

Jonathan Beer
Love Ranch, 2013
Oil on canvas
20 x 20 inches

Jonathan Beer
Separated at Birth, 2012
Oil on canvas
56 x 66 inches

Jonathan Beer
Night Vision, 2013
mylar, vinyl, canvas, enamel paint, and wood
62 x 80 inches

Jonathan Beer
East West II, 2013
Oil on canvas
14 x 19 x 1 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Find Me There, 2013
Acrylic on board
48 x 48 inches

Melanie Moczarski
This is Somewhere, 2013
Acrylic on board
48 x 48 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Gold Light, 2013
Acrylic on board
48 x 48 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Easy Path, 2013
Acrylic on paper
30 x 22-1/2 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Shepherd's Delight, 2013
Acrylic on paper
10-1/4 x 13 inches

Melanie Moczarski
The Wall, 2013
Acrylic on paper
24 x 20 inches

Melanie Moczarski
What A Flood Leaves Behind, 2013
Acrylic on paper
30 x 22-1/2 inches

Melanie Moczarski
Behind the Bushes, 2013
Acrylic on paper
30 x 22-1/2 inches

Melanie Moczarski
In the Sky and in the Water, 2013
Acrylic on paper
25-3/4 x 20-1/4 inches

Aakash Nihalani
Field, 2013
Mixed media on canvas
52-1/2 x 52-1/2 inches

Aakash Nihalani
Field (detail), 2013
Mixed media on canvas
52-1/2 x 52-1/2 inches

Aakash Nihalani
Field, 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
33 x 62 inches

Aakash Nihalani
Field (detail), 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
33 x 62 inches

Aakash Nihalani
Field, 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
24 x 24 inches

Aakash Nihalani
Field (detail), 2013
acrylic on canvas, corrugated plastic, wood, and magnets
24 x 24 inches

Nick Weber
West Chelsea, 2012
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches

Nick Weber
Threesome, 2012
Oil on canvas
12 x 16 inches

Nick Weber
Lone Streetlight, 2001
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches

Nick Weber
Untitled (Nude), 2011
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches

Nick Weber
Model and Painter, 2013
Oil on canvas
50 x 36 inches

Nick Weber
Riverside Drive, 2012
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches

Nick Weber
Hands and Knees, 2013
Oil on canvas
22 x 28 inches

Nick Weber
East Village, 2012
Oil on canvas
32 x 28 inches

Nick Weber
Girl on Blue Couch, 2013
Oil on canvas
32 x 44 inches

Jonathan Beer
Field and installation view, 2013
Mixed media on canvas
52-1/2 x 52-1/2 inches

Aakash Nihalani
installation view, 2013

Aakash Nihalani
installation view, 2013

Nick Weber
installation view, 2013