Tripoli Gallery

Rode Hard and Put Up Wet, 2015
oil and acrylic on canvas drop cloth
48 x 60 inches

They Them Us, 2015
acrylic, sintra and wood
60 x 20 x 20 inches

The Ambassadors, 2015
acrylic and permanent marker on canvas drop cloth
66 x 56 inches

Please Help, 2015
acrylic and pigmented silicone on canvas drop cloth
56 x 66 inches

Endeavor, 2015
acrylic, oil, enamel, pigmented silicone and permanent marker on sintra
16 x 21 inches

Brisk, 2015
oil and enamel on sintra
67 x 51 inches

Boy Scout Years, 2015
oil, acrylic, pigmented silicone, permanent marker on sintra
16 x 21 inches

Benjamin West, 2015
oil and enamel on sintra
40 x 60 inches

A Vacation from Vacation, 2015
oil, acrylic and enamel on sintra
17 x 16 inches

A Tired Heart, 2015
oil, acrylic, astroturf on sintra
17 x 16-1/2 inches

Long Letters To The Evening, 2014
oil, enamel, oil stick on coroplast
24 x 24 inches

Newburgh Mirror, 2015
oil and enamel on sintra
17 x 16 inches

Project Blue Book, 2015
astroturf on found black velvet painting
15 x 20-3/4 inches

Romance In The West, 2015
oil, enamel and permanent marker on sintra
17 x 16 inches

A Ripe Sense of Entitlement, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

Bad Painting 1, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
18 x 13 inches

Baltimore, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
18 x 13 inches

Fun House, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
18 x 13 inches

Iwo Jima Redux, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
18 x 13 inches

Left Handed Mini, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
18 x 13 inches

Night Vision Family Portrait, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

Red Creek Road, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 11 inches

Swaggering Idiot Returns, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

Talking At The Edge of A Catastrophe, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

Ugh, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

This is Cool, 2015
wood, astroturf, spray paint, silicone, plaster, plexiglas, acrylic, foam and enamel
32 x 13-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches

Newport II, 2015
plywood, acrylic, paper, foam, plaster, sinter, pigmented silicone and spray paint
53 x 24 x 24 inches

Dairy Island, 2015
wood, silicone, enamel and acrylic
83 x 42 x 20 inches

Friedlander, 2015
wood, sinter, acrylic and joint compound
84 x 11 inches

Memory Palace, installation shots,

Memory Palace, installation shots,

Memory Palace, installation shots,

Memory Palace, installation shots,

Memory Palace, installation shots,

Memory Palace, installation shots,

Memory Palace, installation shots,

Memory Palace, installation shots,

Memory Palace, installation shots,

Memory Palace, installation shots,

Memory Palace

Jonathan Beer

April 13 ‐ May 25, 2015

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Southampton, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Jonathan Beer’s first solo exhibition at Tripoli Gallery Southampton.  Jonathan Beer | Memory Palace will be an immersive environment in which the artist’s vision is presented through installation, sculpture and painting. From April 13th through May 1st, the artist will be on site, transforming the gallery. An opening reception on Saturday, May 2nd will mark the conclusion of Beer’s residency and the start of the completed exhibition. The exhibition will be on view at 30a Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY through May 25th, 2015.

Memory Palace simultaneously implies the artist in situ and his realms of memory—as it inhabits different rooms within the psyche. This exhibition will serve as a culmination of Beer’s experiences thus far, a totality of the inspirations that he carries; allowing motifs to take form within a created atmosphere.

Time of day underpins much of Jonathan Beer’s artwork—serving both formal and symbolic intentions. Sunset becomes a metaphor for the American Dream—a romanticized, idealized state of wholesome perfection. Its darker counterpoint is dusk—whereby the myth is dimmed and the obscurity of night sets in. Beer paints the gallery walls into actualized sunset and dusk backdrops; beneath them his memory palace is vastly manifested. Elements within Beer’s work, drawn from sources as diverse as painted billboard signs, roadside altars in India, memories of his Romanian father’s chainsaw-carved Brancusi replica, and the news, overlap and interrelate under the broader themes of false fantasy and truth revealed.

Jonathan Beer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1988 and received his BFA from School of Visual Arts in 2010 and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2012. He was awarded a 3rd Year Post Graduate Fellowship at the New York Academy of Art for 2013. Beer has had solo shows at MDC Museum of Art + Design in Miami, FL; Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, NY; Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA, among others. His work has been exhibited internationally at Galerie Delta in Rotterdam, Netherlands and at the Siauliai Art Gallery in Lithuania. Beer has been featured in ArtNews, Artslant, NY Art Beat, New American Paintings, Studio Visit Magazine, Art Takes Miami, and Professional Artist Magazine. In 2011 he co-founded Art-Rated, a blog dedicated to articles and interviews on the contemporary art scene. He has also published by Huffington Post, Brooklyn Rail, ArtWrit, and Art Observed. Beer currently lives and works in Newburgh, NY.

Previous exhibitions at Tripoli Gallery include Poetics of Space: Jonathan Beer and Michael Chiarello (2014) and 9th Annual Thanksgiving Collective: The Worlds We Create (2013-2014).

 

 

Jonathan Beer
Rode Hard and Put Up Wet, 2015
oil and acrylic on canvas drop cloth
48 x 60 inches

Jonathan Beer
They Them Us, 2015
acrylic, sintra and wood
60 x 20 x 20 inches

Jonathan Beer
The Ambassadors, 2015
acrylic and permanent marker on canvas drop cloth
66 x 56 inches

Jonathan Beer
Please Help, 2015
acrylic and pigmented silicone on canvas drop cloth
56 x 66 inches

Jonathan Beer
Endeavor, 2015
acrylic, oil, enamel, pigmented silicone and permanent marker on sintra
16 x 21 inches

Jonathan Beer
Brisk, 2015
oil and enamel on sintra
67 x 51 inches

Jonathan Beer
Boy Scout Years, 2015
oil, acrylic, pigmented silicone, permanent marker on sintra
16 x 21 inches

Jonathan Beer
Benjamin West, 2015
oil and enamel on sintra
40 x 60 inches

Jonathan Beer
A Vacation from Vacation, 2015
oil, acrylic and enamel on sintra
17 x 16 inches

Jonathan Beer
A Tired Heart, 2015
oil, acrylic, astroturf on sintra
17 x 16-1/2 inches

Jonathan Beer
Long Letters To The Evening, 2014
oil, enamel, oil stick on coroplast
24 x 24 inches

Jonathan Beer
Newburgh Mirror, 2015
oil and enamel on sintra
17 x 16 inches

Jonathan Beer
Project Blue Book, 2015
astroturf on found black velvet painting
15 x 20-3/4 inches

Jonathan Beer
Romance In The West, 2015
oil, enamel and permanent marker on sintra
17 x 16 inches

Jonathan Beer
A Ripe Sense of Entitlement, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

Jonathan Beer
Bad Painting 1, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
18 x 13 inches

Jonathan Beer
Baltimore, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
18 x 13 inches

Jonathan Beer
Fun House, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
18 x 13 inches

Jonathan Beer
Iwo Jima Redux, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
18 x 13 inches

Jonathan Beer
Left Handed Mini, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
18 x 13 inches

Jonathan Beer
Night Vision Family Portrait, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

Jonathan Beer
Red Creek Road, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 11 inches

Jonathan Beer
Swaggering Idiot Returns, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

Jonathan Beer
Talking At The Edge of A Catastrophe, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

Jonathan Beer
Ugh, 2015
acrylic on canvas drop cloth
14-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

Jonathan Beer
This is Cool, 2015
wood, astroturf, spray paint, silicone, plaster, plexiglas, acrylic, foam and enamel
32 x 13-1/2 x 20-1/2 inches

Jonathan Beer
Newport II, 2015
plywood, acrylic, paper, foam, plaster, sinter, pigmented silicone and spray paint
53 x 24 x 24 inches

Jonathan Beer
Dairy Island, 2015
wood, silicone, enamel and acrylic
83 x 42 x 20 inches

Jonathan Beer
Friedlander, 2015
wood, sinter, acrylic and joint compound
84 x 11 inches


Memory Palace, installation shots,


Memory Palace, installation shots,


Memory Palace, installation shots,


Memory Palace, installation shots,


Memory Palace, installation shots,


Memory Palace, installation shots,


Memory Palace, installation shots,


Memory Palace, installation shots,


Memory Palace, installation shots,


Memory Palace, installation shots,