Wainscott, NY – Tripoli Gallery is excited to announce its 17th Annual Thanksgiving Collective, Arrival. With works on view by Sabra Moon Elliot, Roy Fowler, Connie Fox, Hiroyuki Hamada, Mary Heilmann, Bryan Hunt, Yung Jake, Dan McCarthy, Nour Mobarak, Makoto Ofune, Miles Partington, Matisse Patterson, Joel Perlman, Keith Sonnier, Lauren West and Lucy Winton, Arrival will open with a reception for the artists on November 27, from 5 – 7pm at Tripoli Gallery in Wainscott.
Beginning in 2005, the Thanksgiving Collective is an annual exhibition that reflects on the Galleries past years and envisions the ones to come. The last two Collectives, What Have We Done? (2019) and Are We There Yet? (2020), started a narrative that continues with Arrival.
Arrival’s objective is to inspire everyone in taking ownership of their own realities. Encouraging our viewers to be the change they want to see and if living in a more loving and less segregated world is our desire, we need to practice love and inclusion first. Envisioning where we want to be by arriving there first mentally, believing in our collective abilities to create our futures, then allowing the universe to take care of the rest.
Sabra Moon Elliot (b. 1980, New York, NY) received a Bachelor of Science in film from New York University, and studied art history at Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. While growing up she explored different mediums of art such as painting and film and attended art classes at the National Academy of Design. Her work has been exhibited at the Tribeca Artists Underground in New York City and SK Designs in Louisville, KY. She has exhibited locally at the Fireplace Project in East Hampton, NY and Ille Arts in Amagansett, NY. She first exhibited with Tripoli Gallery in 2015 in the 11th Annual Thanksgiving Collective, followed by Year-Round (2016), What Have We Done? (2019), Are We There Yet? (2020). In 2018 she was highlighted in a 2-person exhibition with Mary Heilmann, WAVY, and in 2019, she exhibited in a Tripoli Gallery Container at The September Art Show at The Bridge Golf Club, Bridgehampton, NY. In 2020, she had her first solo exhibition with Tripoli Gallery titled SPACE. Sabra Moon Elliot lives and works in Bridgehampton, NY.
Roy Fowler (b. 1952, Santa Barbara, CA) earned a BFA from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1976 and moved to New York upon graduation. His work first appeared in a group show at the Queens Museum of Art in 1979, and his first solo show was at the Anne Plumb Gallery in 1985. He has continued to show in New York and abroad, most recently at Fort Gansevoort, New York in 2016. Fowler has also created set designs for choreographer Molissa Fenley, appearing in the following performances: Regions (1995), Trace (1997), Aquarium Trio (2000), Waiting For Rain (2003), Planes in Air (2010), Found Object (2013), and Lincoln Center Event (2014). He has won awards from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation, and Artist’s Space. His work is in public and private collections, including The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, The JP Morgan Chase Collection, Equitable Collection, The Honolulu Museum of Art and The Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Fowler lives and works in New York.
Connie Fox (b. 1925, Fowler, CO) received her BFA from the University of Colorado before moving to Southern California to attend the Art Center School in Los Angeles for a rigorous program of drawing, perspective, rendering, and composition. In 1950, Connie and two friends took off on a 1,000 mile bicycle trip through Europe, riding from Rotterdam north through Scandinavia, then south to Italy, painting and photographing along the way. When she returned, she found an art world bursting with youthful vitality in New York, California and New Mexico, where she went for her Master’s Degree. There she met Robert Mallary, Adja Yunkers and Elaine DeKooning. Connie taught at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Long Island University, Southampton, New York and the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. In 2013 she received a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Connie Fox moved to East Hampton in 1979, where she continues to live and work at 97 years old.
Hiroyuki Hamada (b. 1968, Tokyo, Japan) has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe and is represented by Bookstein Projects. He has been awarded various residencies including at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Edward F. Albee Foundation/William Flanagan Memorial Creative Person’s Center, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the MacDowell Colony. Hamada’s work has been featured in various publications, including Stokstad and Cothren’s widely used art history text book Art: A Brief History (Pearseon). In 1998 he was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant; he was a two-time recipient of New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships (2009 and 2017), and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018. Hamada lives and works in East Hampton, New York.
Mary Heilmann (b. 1940, San Francisco, CA) received a Bachelor of Art in Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Art in Ceramics and Sculpture at the University of California, Berkeley. Heilmann’s work has been shown in myriad prestigious U.S. and international venues since the early 1970s. Her recent solo exhibitions include Memory Remix (2018) at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, CA, and Highway, Oceans, Daydream (2020) at Hauser & Wirth, Southampton, NY, as she prepares for Squaring Davis at Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Yolo County, CA . Heilmann has received the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award (2006), as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has exhibited with Tripoli Gallery since 2012, and in 2018 had a two-person exhibition with Sabra Moon Elliot titled WAVY. Heilmann lives and works in New York City and Bridgehampton, NY.
Bryan Hunt (b. 1947, Terre Haute, IN) received a BFA from the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles and participated in the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Prior to his studies, Hunt worked for NASA as an Engineer’s Aide at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In 1978, he was included in Young American Artists at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In 1979, his work was included in the exhibitions Decade in Review at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Visionary Images at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. He has been commissioned nationally and internationally for public sculptures: in Bear Run, PA (Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater House, 1979), Seoul, South Korea (Seoul Olympiad Park, 1982 and 1988), and Barcelona, Spain (Parc del Clot, 1985). In 2011, Hunt had ten sculptures titled Waterfalls on Park Avenue on display along Park Avenue between E. 52nd and 57th Streets. His work is included in museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His awards include the Grand Prize in the International Arts Festival, Seoul, South Korea in 1991, and an Art Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2007. Hunt lives and works in New York City and Wainscott, NY.
Yung Jake (b. 2011, internet) was established on the internet in 2011 and received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) in 2012. He has had over 10 solo exhibitions since 2014, with Steve Turner, Los Angeles, a project at ABC Berlin, and his previous solo shows with Tripoli Gallery, Twisted Metal III (2015), Emoji Portraits (2017) which was featured in the New York Times, and Twisted Metal X (2021). His artwork has been included in more than twenty group shows and showcased and sold in numerous art fairs. His work has been featured at venues including Sundance (2013), where his videos Datamosh (2011), and E.m- bed.de/d (2012) were screened, as well as performances in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum (2013), REDCAT (2013), MOCA (2014), The Getty Center (2015), and in New York at the Museum of Modern Art (2016). Internationally, Yung Jake was included in ARS17 at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland (2017), and he exhibited in China at OCAT Shanghai with KADIST San Francisco (2018). His first solo museum exhibition titled Cartoons was on view at Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY (2019). Cartoons Too, another solo exhibition opened at Steve Turner (2020) and featured a new series of paintings. Yung Jake lives and works in California.
Dan McCarthy (b. 1962, Honolulu, HI) earned his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1984. Recent solo exhibitions include 7 Bangers at Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY (2019), Bill Brady Gallery, Miami, FL (2018), and Venus Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (2015). His work has been reviewed in the New Yorker, Cultured, and Phaidon, among others. McCarthy lives and works in New York.
Nour Mobarak (b. 1985, Cairo, Egypt) has performed at such locations as the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; LAXArt, Los Angeles; Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Stadslimeit, Antwerp; Cambridge University, Cambridge; and the Getty Museum, Los Angeles among others. Mobarak has published poems in journals such as F.R. David, The Claudius App, and The Salzburg Review among others. Mobarak has participated in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; LAXart, Los Angeles; Cubitt Gallery, and Rodeo Gallery, London. Arrival marks the first time she has exhibited with Tripoli Gallery.
Makoto Ofune (b. 1977 Osaka, Japan) graduated from Kyoto University of Education, Department of Fine Art, with a major in Japanese-style painting in 2000. In 2001, he completed postgraduate research at his alma mater. Ofune creates rich, luminous artworks by reinventing traditional modes of Japanese painting. Every element of his artwork is completely natural, created by the artist without any artificial chemicals or dyes. Through his use of traditional Japanese techniques, he is able to connect his practice to the rich cultural history that came before him. Ofune believes his process is equally as important as the finished work. He views himself as the bridge between nature and art, translating the power and mystery of the natural world onto paper and board. Ofune currently lives and works in Shiga, Japan and is represented by Yoshii Gallery.
Miles Partington (b. 1982, Southampton, NY) grew up on the East End, surrounded by art and animals from a young age. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2005 and interned for sculptor William King in 1996. Most recently in 2020, Partington had his second solo exhibition with Tripoli Gallery titled, I run to the rock, please hide me. Also in 2020, he was an artist in residence at the Southampton Arts Center in their TAKEOVER! 2020 artist studios and exhibition, and he was included in the 53rd Annual Artists of the Springs Invitational Exhibition at Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY. In 2019, Partington had a pop-up exhibition with Tripoli Gallery titled Below the Storm at the Montauk Oceans Institute alongside their Laws Not Jaws exhibit. In 2018, Partington had his first solo exhibition with Tripoli Gallery titled, Where, where is the town, and later that year he painted a mural on the floor of the Montauk Oceans Institute for their exhibit, Save the Right Whale. He has exhibited with Tripoli Gallery since 2012. Partington currently lives and works in Southampton, New York.
Matisse Patterson (b. 1987, Munich, Germany) studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York where she received her BFA, graduating with honors in 2009. During her formative years, Matisse grew up traveling the world and living in places including, Bali, New Zealand, and Germany. This, in many ways, is evident in the collective nature of her installations. She has exhibited her work in both group and solo exhibitions locally including Danger Deep Water at Tripoli Gallery in 2011 and internationally, including in cities such as Sydney, Australia and Florence, Italy. Her work can be found in numerous collections and her practice has been the topic of several international publications. Her artistic practice focuses on found objects, detritus, beach rubble or rusty antiques whereby she creates sculptures or installations. She currently lives and works in Australia with her three children, Astro, Quest, and Vision.
Joel Perlman (b. 1943, New York, NY) educated at Cornell University; MA, University of California, Berkeley; Central School of Art, London. His work has been exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at Axion Gallery in London (1969), Galerie Pudelko in Bonn, German (1977), and Gallery Andre Emmerich, Zurich, Switzerland (1977), as well as numerous exhibitions in New York with Andre Emmerich Gallery (1993, 1987, 1985, 1982, 1980, 1976, 1973). His work can be found in Public Collections including Whitney Museum of American Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Grounds for Sculpture; and Storm King Art Center. He currently lives and works in Southampton, NY.
Keith Sonnier (b. 1941 Mamou, La - d. 2020 Southampton) radically reinvented sculpture in the late 1960s. After graduating with a B.A. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette in 1963, he went on to receive an M.F.A. from Rutgers University in 1966. Employing unconventional materials, Sonnier, along with his contemporaries, Eva Hesse, Barry Le Va, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, Richard Tuttle, and Jackie Winsor, called all previous conceptions of sculpture into question. Sonnier experimented with a wide range of materials and in 1968 began working with neon, which quickly became a defining element of his work. Sonnier has been the subject of more than 150 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 360 group exhibitions throughout his career. Sonnier exhibited with Tripoli Gallery since 2012 and has had three solo exhibitions with the gallery, Elliptical Transmissions (2014), Tragedy and Comedy (2018), and Neon + Object (2021). Sonnier who passed away in 2020 lived and worked in Bridgehampton/Sagaponack, New York.
Lauren West (b. 1989, Oxford, MS) received her MFA degree from The New York Academy of Art after obtaining a BFA from the University of Mississippi. The majority of the work consists of a half fantastical, half realist approach to oil paint which often depicts beasts coming to grips with their own impermanence. Lauren West has exhibited in Mississippi at the University of Mississippi Museum in Oxford, and in New York at Right Behind the New Museum, ChaShaMa, and The New York Academy of Art, among others. She first exhibited with Tripoli Gallery in a two-person exhibition, Hangar: Vahakn Arslanian & Lauren West in 2019, following group shows What Have We Done? (2019) and Are We There Yet? (2020), leading to her debut solo exhibition For Purpose, By Accident (October 8 – November 15, 2021). She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Lucy Winton (b. 1956, Boston, MA) received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Winton became immersed in drawing while studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her work draws inspiration from children’s book illustrations and the romantic tradition, creating otherworldly scenes that blend figuration and abstraction in mediums such as drawing, painting and embroidery. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions at the Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT; Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY; and Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY. Winton has been featured in publications such as the New York Times and Bomb Magazine. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, NY. She has exhibited with Tripoli Gallery since 2016 including a two-man show, Beasts and Clowns in 2021. Winton lives and works in Wainscott, NY.