Tripoli Gallery

A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'The wildest hath not such a heart as you', 2013
watercolor on handmade paper
40 x 60 inches

A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'Nor hath loves mind any judgement', 2013
watercolor on handmade paper
26 x 40 inches

Player 5, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Player 3, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'Cupid is a knavish lad. Thus to make poor females mad.', 2013
watercolor on handmade paper
40 x 60 inches

A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: ‘I know a bank where the wild thyme blows’, 2014
polyester rug with rubber backing
Edition of 10, 43 x 59 inches

A Midsummer Nights Dream Series: 'I will roar you as twere any nightingale', 2013
watercolor on handmade paper
26 x 40 inches

Player 2, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Player 6, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

A Midsummer Night's Dream Series, 'Happy is the rose distilled than that which withering on the virgin thorne', 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Froggy 2, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

'Shake a Tail Feather' Ike Turner, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'Where the bee sucks', 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'an exposition of sleep came upon me', 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'In the night imagining some fear', 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Midsummer Night's Dream Meets Nosferatu, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Player 4, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Player 1, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Touch 2, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: Autobiography, 2012
watercolor on handmade paper
26 x 40 inches

Touch 4, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Piggyback, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Touch 3, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Touch 1, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Freckle 2, 2014
watercolor on paper
14 x 14 inches

Freckle 1, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'where oxlips and the nodding violet grows.', 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
22 x 30 inches

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Series: ‘over-canopied with luscious woodbine,’, 2014
polyester rug with rubber backing
Edition of 10, 43 x 59-1/4 inches

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Installation shots,

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Installation shots,

A Midsummer's Night's Dream, Installation shots,

Judith Hudson | A Midsummer Night's Dream

Judith Hudson

June 21 ‐ July 13, 2014

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Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Judith Hudson spanning from 2012 through 2014. Judith Hudson: A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be on view at 30a Jobs Lane from June 20 to July 13, 2014, with a public reception on Saturday, June 21st from 4 to 6 p.m. This marks Hudson’s first solo exhibition at Tripoli Gallery.  

In a series of watercolors, Judith Hudson explores the humorous, X-rated, quixotic and timeless side of  "A Midsummer Night's Dream." As the playwright makes the audience aware of the ridiculous aspects of sex and romance, the artist uses humor as empathy—giving distance and magic the roles of dissolving heartache and finding comedy in the tangled knot of love’s folly. "Shakespeare is the master of one-liners, which are funny because they are forever relevant and contemporary. When he wrote ‘…truth, reason, and love keep little company together nowadays,’ ‘nowadays’ will always apply. A Midsummer Night's Dream led me to detours.  Painting Puck got me painting clowns, painting bears and lions led to more fur and feathers, irrational love showed the way to unrequited love, unrequited love prompted other sadnesses in general. The flesh and fur and dreams and antics of A Midsummer Night's Dream are a bottomless resource, as are the digressions.” —Judith Hudson.  

Judith Hudson studied at the University of Colorado where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and went on to study at California College of Art, University of California at Berkeley where she received her Master of Fine Arts. In 1982, Hudson was awarded with a National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at MoMA PS1, The New Museum, Phillips de Pury & Co., Marlborough Gallery, The Drawing Center, and Salomon Contemporary in New York, as well as locally at and The Fireplace Project in East Hampton and The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Recent group exhibitions include the Bruce High Quality Foundation’s 2014 The Last Brucennial and a show curated by Peter Saul at Zürcher Studio, New York. Hudson has been in numerous publications, including The New York Times, ARTNews, Art + Auction and Art in America. Her work can be found in international private art collections and in the public collections of Goldman Sachs, New York Public Library, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Phillip Morris, and IBM. She currently lives and works in Manhattan and Amagansett, New York.

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'The wildest hath not such a heart as you', 2013
watercolor on handmade paper
40 x 60 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'Nor hath loves mind any judgement', 2013
watercolor on handmade paper
26 x 40 inches

Judith Hudson
Player 5, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Player 3, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'Cupid is a knavish lad. Thus to make poor females mad.', 2013
watercolor on handmade paper
40 x 60 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: ‘I know a bank where the wild thyme blows’, 2014
polyester rug with rubber backing
Edition of 10, 43 x 59 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Nights Dream Series: 'I will roar you as twere any nightingale', 2013
watercolor on handmade paper
26 x 40 inches

Judith Hudson
Player 2, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Player 6, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream Series, 'Happy is the rose distilled than that which withering on the virgin thorne', 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Froggy 2, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
'Shake a Tail Feather' Ike Turner, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'Where the bee sucks', 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'an exposition of sleep came upon me', 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'In the night imagining some fear', 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Midsummer Night's Dream Meets Nosferatu, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Player 4, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Player 1, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Touch 2, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: Autobiography, 2012
watercolor on handmade paper
26 x 40 inches

Judith Hudson
Touch 4, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Piggyback, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Touch 3, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Touch 1, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Freckle 2, 2014
watercolor on paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
Freckle 1, 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
14 x 14 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream Series: 'where oxlips and the nodding violet grows.', 2014
watercolor on handmade paper
22 x 30 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Series: ‘over-canopied with luscious woodbine,’, 2014
polyester rug with rubber backing
Edition of 10, 43 x 59-1/4 inches

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Installation shots,

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Installation shots,

Judith Hudson
A Midsummer's Night's Dream, Installation shots,