Tripoli Gallery

Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno

Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno

Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno

Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno

Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno

Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno

Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno

Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

La Punta, 2018
foam, polyurethane, saw dust, gesso, acrylic and spray paint
dimensions variable

Prometheus, 2016-2017
foam, polyurethane, saw dust, gesso, acrylic and spray paint
50 x 50 x 50 inches (127 x 127 x 127 cm)

Untitled, 2016
foam, polyurethane, acrylic and spray paint
25 x 25 x 31 inches (63.5 x 63.5 x 79 cm)

Vignette 1, 2016-2018
solid cast aluminum
dimensions variable

Vignette 2, 2016-2018
solid cast aluminum
dimensions variable

Vignette 3, 2016-2018
solid cast aluminum
dimensions variable

Her Door Always Open, 2015
solid cast aluminum
dimensions variable

Over, 2018
tape, paint, vinyl, corrugated plastic, and wood
132 x 96 inches (335 x 244 cm)

Balancing Act, 2018
tape, paint, vinyl, corrugated plastic, and wood
96 x 132 inches (91.5 x 183)

LongHouse Reserve | Salon on the Lawn: The Curator's Collection | Reception Saturday, May 26, 5–7pm

May 23 ‐ June 16, 2018

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LongHouse Reserve's Junior Council presents: 
Salon on the Lawn: The Curator's Collection

An evening celebrating immersive art curated by Tripoli Patterson

Saturday, May 26, 5 – 7 pm

Featuring works by: 
Quentin Curry, Benjamin Keating and Aakash Nihalani

Live music, light bites and open bar Get tickets here

Longhouse Reserve: 
133 Hands Creek Rd. East Hampton, NY

 

 

Benjamin Keating

Notes from the artist:

(Excerpts from “The piece of her that’s missing”)

Not One Door Closed

“Remnants or small fragments of one immigrant family’s life living in New York for over a century in one domicile.  Each door purposely cut open engaging the viewer with the optimism that nothing is bound.  Every door an opening to a new opportunity to view the surroundings. 

An homage to the artist’s grandmother who inhabited the house for 99 years.  Each object has been sculpted to render the piece of her that’s missing after death.  This show concentrates on some of her more personal pieces, ones she used daily. “The piece of her that’s missing” when shown in full will consist of parts of the entire house and its contents.

In this rendition at the Long House Reserve, each vignette tucked into the garden is a glimpse back to a simpler time when life was only furnished with basic needs.  A chair to sit on, a table to eat upon, wall hangings to be looked at, or a door to be opened. 

Focusing on the absence of technology and the lack of contemporary noise.  Here in the garden one can sit on these sculptures and truly be taken someplace else just by stopping for a moment to find the piece that’s missing!”

– Benjamin Keating

Benjamin Keating (b. 1977, Brooklyn, NY) has been commissioned by noteworthy artists and has exhibited 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 Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ, where his metal-casting facility is based. His work can be found in notable collectors' and artists' homes. Keating has exhibited with Tripoli Gallery since 2015 and had his first solo exhibition with the gallery in 2017, accompanied by an exhibition catalogue including an essay by Phong Bui (Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail). Also in 2017, he was included in the gallery’s 13th Annual Thanksgiving Collective: There is Still Good in This World. Keating is based in Brooklyn and Jersey City.

 

Quentin Curry

Quentin Curry’s recent approach to painting is a textured and colorful exploration into the unknown, opening up a world of possibility with experimentations in color and material. In the past, Curry has used stone dust and oil paint to produce textured, semi-abstract landscapes. His recent works explore a more freehand and primal approach with painting and mark making. While recreating natural forms such as leaves and rocks, Curry’s paintings and sculptures suggest a modern day reinterpretation of ancient pictographs, etched or drawn onto the layered surfaces of paint and material. The works on view at “Salon on the Lawn” are a continuation of his series of rocks, constructed from various materials including foam, polyurethane, saw dust and acrylic to form the underlying structure, and then painted with vibrant layers of acrylic and spray paints in neon shades. Lately, his rock-like sculptures are fabricated for the outdoors, inviting viewers to have a seat, as suggested by the three benches surrounding La punta.

Quentin Curry (b. 1972, Johnstown, PA) studied at Bard College in New York and The San Francisco Art Institute. In addition to several national group shows, his work has been in solo exhibitions at Stellan Holm Gallery in New York and Kantor Gallery in Los Angeles. Tripoli Gallery first included Curry's work in a group exhibition at Tripoli Gallery East Hampton in 2015 titled "A Walk...”, followed by our 11th Annual Thanksgiving Collective in 2015. In 2017 Curry’s work was included in the gallery’s group exhibition Black & White, as well as the summer group exhibition, Summer Trip, and the 13th Annual Thanksgiving Collective: There is Still Good in This World. Curry lives and works in New York City and Sagaponack, NY.

 

Aakash Nihalani

Illusion and movement are major themes within Nihalani’s art, as the viewer’s interaction in combination with the specific environment that the artwork is created in forms a multidimensional experience in which to view his work. A significant component of Nihalani’s work are his outdoor installations; characterized by a spontaneous reaction to the surrounding environment, his site-specific works blur the perception of real space by using materials such as tape, paint, vinyl, corrugated plastic, and wood. By playing with familiar geometric shapes his work intervenes within the landscape, resulting in clever three-dimensional illusions that immediately engage the public. Nihalani’s installations for the “Salon on the Lawn” titled Over and Balancing Act continue to develop the themes and forms found in some of his past work, by using morphed cube shapes and simple planes of color, light and shadow, along with geometrical outlining. Viewers are encouraged to physically enter and inspect the works from various angles, as participants in the lives of Nihalani’s installations.

Aakash Nihalani (b. 1986, Queens, NY) received a BFA from Steinhardt School, New York University in 2008, and in 2012 he was awarded a residency at the Willem de Kooning studio in East Hampton. In 2013, Nihalani was commissioned by the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill to create three ephemeral tape installations for the museum’s exterior wall, which were displayed throughout the summer months and coincided with his solo exhibition, Aaranged, at Tripoli Gallery in Southampton. In 2015, he had a second solo exhibition with Tripoli Gallery titled Passage. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Rome, New Delhi, and London, and featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Times of India, Vogue India, and artinfo.com. Nihalani is currently based in Brooklyn.

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

 


Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno


Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno


Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno


Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno


Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno


Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno


Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno


Installation Shot, Photo by @JenniferDiSunno


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Quentin Curry
La Punta, 2018
foam, polyurethane, saw dust, gesso, acrylic and spray paint
dimensions variable

Quentin Curry
Prometheus, 2016-2017
foam, polyurethane, saw dust, gesso, acrylic and spray paint
50 x 50 x 50 inches (127 x 127 x 127 cm)

Quentin Curry
Untitled, 2016
foam, polyurethane, acrylic and spray paint
25 x 25 x 31 inches (63.5 x 63.5 x 79 cm)

Benjamin Keating
Vignette 1, 2016-2018
solid cast aluminum
dimensions variable

Benjamin Keating
Vignette 2, 2016-2018
solid cast aluminum
dimensions variable

Benjamin Keating
Vignette 3, 2016-2018
solid cast aluminum
dimensions variable

Benjamin Keating
Her Door Always Open, 2015
solid cast aluminum
dimensions variable

Aakash Nihalani
Over, 2018
tape, paint, vinyl, corrugated plastic, and wood
132 x 96 inches (335 x 244 cm)

Aakash Nihalani
Balancing Act, 2018
tape, paint, vinyl, corrugated plastic, and wood
96 x 132 inches (91.5 x 183)