Tripoli Gallery

Afterlife, 2017
acrylic, oil and pigment on canvas
Diameter 47.5 inches (120.65 cm)

The Ursidae in the Field Next to the Other Road, 2016
charcoal and chalk on paper
69 x 48 inches (175.26 x 121.92 cm)

As Light, 2017
artist made materials, chalk and watercolor on paper
72 x 73 inches (182.88 x 185.42 cm)

Three Keys, 2017
artist made materials, chalk and watercolor on paper
43.5 x 56 inches (110.49 x 142.24 cm)

Hourglass, 2017
artist made materials and watercolor on paper
60.5 x 56.25 inches (153.67 x 142.875 cm)

Pilgrim, 2017
acrylic, oil and pigment on canvas
48 x 60 inches (121.92 x 152.4 cm)

Imbued A & B, 2017
acrylic, oil and pigment on canvas
36 x 72 inches (91.44 x 182.88 cm)

Weight, 2015-17
gold leaf, tempera and oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.64 cm)

Guardian King, 2017
acrylic, oil and pigment on canvas
48 x 60 inches (121.92 x 152.4 cm)

The Great Key, 2014
charcoal, graphite, acrylic and gold dust on paper mounted to canvas
28 x 22 inches (71.12 x 55.88 cm)

Venus and the Squid, 2016
acrylic, enamel, charcoal, gold dust, oil, spray paint, and pigment on canvas
92 x 86 inches (233.68 x 218.44 cm)

Untitled (God's Train), 2014-17
acrylic, oil, pigment and collage on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.92 cm)

Untitled, 2017
acrylic, oil, pigment and collage on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.92 cm)

Study for Pink and Black, 2017
pigment, acrylic and charcoal on paper
42.5 x 30.5 inches (107.95 x 77.47 cm)

In His Name, 2011
coal and zinc on paper
39.5 x 27.5 inches (100.33 x 69.85 cm)

Trust Yourself #2, 2012
collage on paper
43.75 x 30.5 inches (111.125 x 77.47 cm)

AFTERLIFE

Angelbert Metoyer

September 23 ‐ November 5, 2017

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Southampton, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Afterlife, its debut solo exhibition of works by Angelbert Metoyer. On view from September 23 through November 5, the exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Saturday, September 23rd, from 7 to 9 pm, at 30a Jobs Lane, Southampton, N.Y.

The work of Angelbert Metoyer is multilayered and multifaceted. He synthesizes elements derived from quantum physics, astronomy, psychoanalysis, ancient mythologies, the vastness of human history, and beyond. Fused with his own memory and interpretation, he weaves and connects geometric diagrams with conjured forms to create a surface that at once brings the viewer into both cosmic realms while facing and confronting the earthly human experience.

Employing materials ranging from coal to glass, oil to mirrors and gold dust, Metoyer explores themes of waste and destruction, of life and death. Cultural complexities are met with existential issues; examining the philosophical questions about multi-dimensionality, teleportation and M theory. “For me drawing is an order of various actions that create visions—a way of recalling archetypal memories, which then become the catalyst for the creation of the new forms that my hands conjure before me. The image is what is left over from an ‘encounter’ with the activity of drawing or painting. I only experience the process. The product itself is simply a memory: a door to the experience,” explains Metoyer. Afterlife is an invitation to view and participate in this process.

Angelbert Metoyer was born in Houston, Texas in 1977 and studied at the Atlanta College of Art and Design before transferring to Texas Southern University. His work ranges from painting to sculpture, video to sound art and performance. He has mounted numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and his work can be found in the permanent collections of the Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX; Williamsburg Museum of 21st Century Art, New York, NY; African American Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX; Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Germany; and the corporate collection of The Massey Schmidt Group, Houston, TX. Included in Tripoli Patterson's first curated exhibition in 2005, followed by the Butter Lane Barn exhibition in 2006, Metoyer has been an integral part of the development of Tripoli Gallery. He currently lives and works between The Netherlands and Houston, Texas.

For press inquiries or further information, please contact info@tripoligallery.com or call 631.377.3715

Angelbert Metoyer
Afterlife, 2017
acrylic, oil and pigment on canvas
Diameter 47.5 inches (120.65 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
The Ursidae in the Field Next to the Other Road, 2016
charcoal and chalk on paper
69 x 48 inches (175.26 x 121.92 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
As Light, 2017
artist made materials, chalk and watercolor on paper
72 x 73 inches (182.88 x 185.42 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Three Keys, 2017
artist made materials, chalk and watercolor on paper
43.5 x 56 inches (110.49 x 142.24 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Hourglass, 2017
artist made materials and watercolor on paper
60.5 x 56.25 inches (153.67 x 142.875 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Pilgrim, 2017
acrylic, oil and pigment on canvas
48 x 60 inches (121.92 x 152.4 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Imbued A & B, 2017
acrylic, oil and pigment on canvas
36 x 72 inches (91.44 x 182.88 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Weight, 2015-17
gold leaf, tempera and oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.64 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Guardian King, 2017
acrylic, oil and pigment on canvas
48 x 60 inches (121.92 x 152.4 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
The Great Key, 2014
charcoal, graphite, acrylic and gold dust on paper mounted to canvas
28 x 22 inches (71.12 x 55.88 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Venus and the Squid, 2016
acrylic, enamel, charcoal, gold dust, oil, spray paint, and pigment on canvas
92 x 86 inches (233.68 x 218.44 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Untitled (God's Train), 2014-17
acrylic, oil, pigment and collage on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.92 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Untitled, 2017
acrylic, oil, pigment and collage on canvas
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.92 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Study for Pink and Black, 2017
pigment, acrylic and charcoal on paper
42.5 x 30.5 inches (107.95 x 77.47 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
In His Name, 2011
coal and zinc on paper
39.5 x 27.5 inches (100.33 x 69.85 cm)

Angelbert Metoyer
Trust Yourself #2, 2012
collage on paper
43.75 x 30.5 inches (111.125 x 77.47 cm)