Tripoli Gallery

Unraveled 4th Tier, 2014
powder coated steel
54 x 31 x 60 inches

Burlap Flag, 2013
oil and spray paint on canvas
70 x 84 inches

Portable Altar, 2013
sheet metal, vintage backpack, fabric, wood, plexiglass, robe, enamel
12 x 22 x 56 inches

Green 24, 2014
powder coated steel
8 x 18 x 14 inches

RR72, 2014
powder coated steel and rubber
46 x 40 x 90 inches

Untitled Drawing, 2014
steel
271 x 108 x 84 inches

Trapper Keeper, 2013
oil on canvas
23 x 23 inches

North by Northwest, 2013
oil on canvas
23 x 23 inches

Hanging Collage, 2014
oil on canvas
66 x 62-1/4 inches

Night Bridge, 2014
oil on sintra
17 x 16-1/4 inches

Upstate 3, 2014
oil on sintra
17 x 16-1/4 inches

Upstate 1, 2014
oil on sintra
17 x 16-1/8 inches

CB Variation II, 2012
oil on canvas
23 x 23 inches

Moon Landing Hoax, 2013
oil, spray paint and enamel on canvas
32 x 43 inches

Portable Altar (Mala), 2013
oil, spray paint and enamel on canvas
40 x 30 inches

Installation shot,

Poetics of Space | Jonathan Beer & Michael Chiarello

November 1 ‐ November 24, 2014

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Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Jonathan Beer and Michael Chiarello in a two-man show titled Poetics of Space. The exhibition will be on view at 30a Jobs Lane from November 1st through November 24th, with a public opening reception on Saturday, November 1st from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Poetics of Space brings together sculpture by local artist Michael Chiarello and paintings by Jonathan Beer—two artists whose work takes divergent approaches to space and spatial concerns yet comes together aesthetically in a balance of forcefulness and poetics. The title for the exhibition is borrowed from Gaston Bachelard’s 1958 text, La poetique de l'espace; a simultaneous critique of poetry and philosophical search for meaning in all spaces life occupies. With use of thin lines, Chiarello transforms steel into an open, breathable form that naturally takes into account both positive and negative space; inviting the viewer to not only observe but exist within the space of the work. Jonathan Beer’s work challenges our notions of space within the 2-dimensional canvas, going beyond traditional illusionistic devices as he simultaneously constructs and deconstructs pathways leading in and out of the picture plane; transitioning between purely abstract and recognizable forms. 

Jonathan Beer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1988 and received his BFA from School of Visual Arts in 2010 and an 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. In 2011, he co-founded Art-Rated, a blog dedicated to articles and interviews on the contemporary art scene. He has been in two group shows at Tripoli Gallery in 2013 and 2014. Beer currently lives and works in Newburgh, NY.

Michael Chiarello was born in New York in 1979 and grew up in Northport, Long Island. He earned his BFA from Maryland Institute and College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore in 2001. His public works include Full, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD; Rising Landscape/Boundless, Town & Country Real Estate, Bridgehampton, NY; Highway 1, Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY; Konner Development, Bridgehampton, NY; and Dodds & Eder Sculpture Garden, Sag Harbor, NY. Chiarello has exhibited at Sperone Westwater Gallery, Galerie LeLong, and Robert Miller Gallery in New York, NY; Energy Gallery in Toronto, Canada; and locally at the Montauk Beach House and The Ark Project in Watermill, among others. He has been exhibiting with Tripoli Gallery since 2011. Chiarello currently lives and works in East Hampton, NY. 

Michael Chiarello
Unraveled 4th Tier, 2014
powder coated steel
54 x 31 x 60 inches

Jonathan Beer
Burlap Flag, 2013
oil and spray paint on canvas
70 x 84 inches

Jonathan Beer
Portable Altar, 2013
sheet metal, vintage backpack, fabric, wood, plexiglass, robe, enamel
12 x 22 x 56 inches

Michael Chiarello
Green 24, 2014
powder coated steel
8 x 18 x 14 inches

Michael Chiarello
RR72, 2014
powder coated steel and rubber
46 x 40 x 90 inches

Michael Chiarello
Untitled Drawing, 2014
steel
271 x 108 x 84 inches

Jonathan Beer
Trapper Keeper, 2013
oil on canvas
23 x 23 inches

Jonathan Beer
North by Northwest, 2013
oil on canvas
23 x 23 inches

Jonathan Beer
Hanging Collage, 2014
oil on canvas
66 x 62-1/4 inches

Jonathan Beer
Night Bridge, 2014
oil on sintra
17 x 16-1/4 inches

Jonathan Beer
Upstate 3, 2014
oil on sintra
17 x 16-1/4 inches

Jonathan Beer
Upstate 1, 2014
oil on sintra
17 x 16-1/8 inches

Jonathan Beer
CB Variation II, 2012
oil on canvas
23 x 23 inches

Jonathan Beer
Moon Landing Hoax, 2013
oil, spray paint and enamel on canvas
32 x 43 inches

Jonathan Beer
Portable Altar (Mala), 2013
oil, spray paint and enamel on canvas
40 x 30 inches


Installation shot,