Tripoli Gallery

Untitled 72, 2017
Bronze
32 x 22 x 9 inches

Untitled 71, 2016
Bronze
22 x 12.5 x 14 inches

Untitled 73, 2017
Bronze
24-1/5 x 15 x 12 inches

Untitled 74, 2017
Bronze
23 x 25 x 14 inches

Untitled 75, 2016
Bronze
31 x 13 x 19-1/2 inches

Portrait of Her by a Sculptor, 2014
Aluminum
43 x 37 inches

Portrait of Her by a Sculptor, 2010
Aluminum
29 x 47 inches

POH18, 2017
Aluminum
50 x 42 inches

POH20, 2017
Aluminum
29-3/4 x 24 inches

POH19, 2017
Aluminum
27 x 21-1/2 inches

POH17, 2017
Aluminum
24 x 23-1/2 inches

POH13, 2017
Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

POH14, 2017
Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

POH15, 2017
Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

POH16, 2017
Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

WP50, 2017
Aluminum
17 x 14 inches

WP 51, 2017
Aluminum
17 x 14 inches

Benjamin Keating

Benjamin Keating

May 13 ‐ June 18, 2017

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Southampton, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Benjamin Keating's debut solo exhibition On View. From May 12th – June 11th, 2017, On View will feature "works on paper", "paintings", and sculptural maquettes, all made out of solid metal. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on May 13th at 30a Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY, from 6 – 8 pm. 

Working in a timeless studio, Keating starts with his familiar mediums of molten metal, and then looks to current objects in his life to deconstruct only to later immortalize them through his adept touch. Getting his first taste in the arts through fantasized realities via his words as a poet, and then creating these worlds through playwriting in high school, his vision has always been keen. In 1998, Keating moved to Bridgehampton and started his first studio practice where he worked and lived for 2 years. 

In this exhibition, Benjamin Keating will unveil selections of his most recent works, all hand cast in aluminum and bronze, and one of a kind. Wax becomes a major element in his work, though only temporarily, as he paints and sculpts with it on the canvases, or draws with it on the paper, carving poems or mark-making into its surface. The mini wood chairs are fractured and reassembled with frames and supports to hold them together before they too are frozen by hot metals and readied to endure the test of time. 

"In this series the free-association of images and the innate nature of his rhythmic improvisations provide Keating with a unique ability to mediate scale—where 'rightness' is measured not with size alone, but with the accuracy of size in portraying a psychological condition that is unified, yet flexible. In Ben Keating's world, the sculpture is in constant locomotion." Phong Bui; Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail.

Benjamin Keating was born in 1977 in Brooklyn, New York. Keating's work has been commissioned by noteworthy artists and has been exhibited selectively throughout New York; in group shows at Paul Kasmin Gallery, in a Brooklyn Rail auction at Pace Gallery and alongside some of the great artists at the Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ, where his metal-casting facility is based. His work can be found in notable collectors' and artists' homes. 

For press inquiries, images, or further information, please contactinfo@tripoligallery.com or call 631.377.3715

Benjamin Keating
Untitled 72, 2017
Bronze
32 x 22 x 9 inches

Benjamin Keating
Untitled 71, 2016
Bronze
22 x 12.5 x 14 inches

Benjamin Keating
Untitled 73, 2017
Bronze
24-1/5 x 15 x 12 inches

Benjamin Keating
Untitled 74, 2017
Bronze
23 x 25 x 14 inches

Benjamin Keating
Untitled 75, 2016
Bronze
31 x 13 x 19-1/2 inches

Benjamin Keating
Portrait of Her by a Sculptor, 2014
Aluminum
43 x 37 inches

Benjamin Keating
Portrait of Her by a Sculptor, 2010
Aluminum
29 x 47 inches

Benjamin Keating
POH18, 2017
Aluminum
50 x 42 inches

Benjamin Keating
POH20, 2017
Aluminum
29-3/4 x 24 inches

Benjamin Keating
POH19, 2017
Aluminum
27 x 21-1/2 inches

Benjamin Keating
POH17, 2017
Aluminum
24 x 23-1/2 inches

Benjamin Keating
POH13, 2017
Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Benjamin Keating
POH14, 2017
Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Benjamin Keating
POH15, 2017
Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Benjamin Keating
POH16, 2017
Aluminum
24 x 18 inches

Benjamin Keating
WP50, 2017
Aluminum
17 x 14 inches

Benjamin Keating
WP 51, 2017
Aluminum
17 x 14 inches