Wainscott, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present our 19th Annual Thanksgiving Collective, The Side Door to Glory and Oblivion. This year, the exhibition takes a cue from a quote that the late artist Ashley Bickerton stated in a conversation for The Surfer’s Journal in 2022. The artist, who passed the same year from ALS was highly aware of his own mortality and generously shared about his musings on death. Artists who have been selected for this ambitious exhibition, conceptually honor the passing from one realm to another whether spiritual, emotional, physical, or psychological. The Thanksgiving Collective is an honored tradition that kicks off the holiday seasons including the transition from one calendar year to the next.

The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence. ~ Paul Auster, writer & director

Gallery founder Tripoli Patterson met Bickerton as a teenager and said, “In this year's 19th Annual Thanksgiving Collective, we look inward as we search for the purpose to embark on another day, another year, another lifetime. We learn that the pace in which we exist does not ultimately change the duration of that existence. We reflect on the artists and great thinkers of the past while engaging with them in the present.” It is in this way that artists have been brought into the Thanksgiving Collective, a space of gratitude and reflection most needed in a time when so many are experiencing heartbreak and lack. Artists include Katherine Bernhardt, Mark Cora-Mooroom Bungaree, Otis Hope Carey, Sue Carlson, Sally Egbert, Sabra Moon Elliot, Connie Fox, Félix Bonilla Gerena, Mary Heilmann, Judith Hudson, Bryan Hunt, Lee Jaffe, Yung Jake, Benjamin Keating, Laith McGregor, Angelbert Metoyer, Miles Partington, Esther Ruiz, Lauren West, Jerry Wilkerson, and Lucy Winton. The exhibition seeks to filter and flutter between realities, an aesthetic dance, a visual poem, and a eulogy for the living.

Perhaps Impact (1971) by Lee Jaffe speaks the most clearly to the uncertainty of time. In the documentation of his performance with Vito Acconci, a montage of black and white photographs stretch over ten feet, capturing the two artists as they ran towards each other with intention of impact. Theirs is a conceptual, psychological action mirroring societal frustration along with the perception of impact, touching bodies, the inward shown outward. Parallels, painters Sally Egbert, Katherine Bernhardt, Sue Carlson, Connie Fox, and sculptor Mark Cora-Mooroom Bungaree, commune in spaces unseen, spiritual, and undefinable. All of the work can be metaphorically entered and exited, through unknown possibilities, futures, and celestial spaces.

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Miles Partington Raccoon Reading Redon, 2023 oil on canvas 12 x 9 inches (30.48 x 22.86 cm)
Lauren West Doors, 2023 oil on canvas 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.64 cm)
Sally Egbert Orange Flower, 2021 oil and hand painted fabric on canvas 12 x 16 inches (30.48 x 40.64 cm)
Mark Cora-Mooroom Bungaree Wind Dancer (Earth), 2023 hemp string, layered cane (rainforest vine), acrylic paint, Emu feathers, and (yellow, red, and white) Tibetan Silk 63 x 31.5 x 22.5 inches (160 x 80 x 57 cm)
Sue Carlson Orb Over Arholma, 2023 oil and pencil on linen 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Sabra Moon Elliot The Sun Stands Higher, 2023 clay with glaze 10 x 10 inches (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Sally Egbert Flowers & Branches, 2023 watercolor, ink, pencil, pastel, collage on paper 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.88 cm)
Bryan Hunt Shell:lake, 2012 urethane 13 x 25 x 15 inches (33.02 x 63.5 x 38.1 cm)
Esther Ruiz Well XII, 2017 neon, MDF, glittered acrylic, electronic components, hardware, paint 18 x 24 x 3 inches (45.72 x 60.96 x 7.62 cm)
Mark Cora-Mooroom Bungaree Earth, 2023 Rain forest vine hemp string, recycled paper,and Raffia Emu feathers 72 x 28 x 21.5 inches (182.88 x 71.12 x 54.61 cm)
Mark Cora-Mooroom Bungaree Wind Dancer (Rainforest), 2023 hemp string, layered cane (rainforest vine), acrylic paint, and Emu feathers 86.75 x 27.5 x 27.5 inches (220 x 70 x 70 cm)
Miles Partington North Atlantic Right Whale, 2018 wood, cardboard, metal, fabric, bath mat, thread, acrylic, polyurethane 25 x 95 x 32 inches (63.5 x 241.3 x 81.28 cm)
Lucy Winton Pastiche of JHF, 2023 oil on wood 23 x 40 inches (58.42 x 101.6 cm)
Benjamin Keating Suiseki painting 6 of 12, 2023 Glacial Rock and cast aluminum 13 x 14 x 8 inches (33.02 x 35.56 x 20.32 cm)
Lee Jaffe Impact, 1971 silver gelatin print 4 x 119 inches (10.16 x 302.26 cm)
Jerry Wilkerson Apples, 1989 acrylic and pen on board 9.25 x 9.25 inches; 18 x 18 inches framed (23.495 x 23.495 cm; 45.72 x 45.72 cm framed)
Jerry Wilkerson Pears #2, 2001 acrylic on wood panel 11 x 11 inches (27.94 x 27.94 cm)
Félix Bonilla Gerena Mujer Sentada en el Mar (Woman Sitting in the Beach), 2022 oil on canvas 64 x 48 inches (162.56 x 121.92 cm)
Sue Carlson Night Near the Åland Sea, 2023 oil and pencil on linen 24 x 24 inches (60.96 x 60.96 cm)
Mary Heilmann Psychic Clouds, 2023 acrylic on canvas acrylic on canvas 32 x 24 inches (81.28 x 60.96 cm)
Connie Fox High Place, 1955 casein, wax on masonite 26.5 x 36.5 inches (67.31 x 92.71 cm)
Judith Hudson Oblation, 2022 watercolor on paper 39 x 25.5 inches; 42.25 x 28.75 inches framed (99.06 x 64.77 cm; 107.31 x 73.02 cm framed)
Judith Hudson FOOTSIE STONED, 2022 watercolor on paper 26 x 39 inches; 29.25 x 42.37 inches framed (66.04 x 99.06 cm; 74.29 x 107.61 cm framed)
Miles Partington Icarus,, 2023 oil on canvas 48 x 30 inches (121.92 x 76.2 cm)
Otis Hope Carey Gaagal - Ocean, 2023 water based acrylic on 12 ounce primed canvas 46.5 x 35.5 inches (118.11 x 90.17 cm)
Angelbert Metoyer From Before, 2022 graphite, acrylic, gold leaf, and ink on polyester paper on paper 22 x 30 inches; 24.5 x 32.5 inches framed (55.88 x 76.2 cm; 62.23 x 82.55 cm framed)
Sabra Moon Elliot Creation of Space, 2023 clay with glaze 14.25 x 6 x 6 inches (36.195 x 15.24 x 15.24 cm)
Sabra Moon Elliot Greening and Wilting, 2023 clay with glaze 11 x 8.5 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm)
Yung Jake pastel on found paper, 2023 pastel on found paper 11.9 x 11.9 inches; 15.75 x 15.75 inches framed (30.226 x 30.226 cm; 40.0 x 40.0 cm framed)
Yung Jake bubbles, 2023 pastel on found paper 11.9 x 11.9 inches; 15.75 x 15.75 inches framed (30.226 x 30.226 cm; 40.0 x 40.0 cm framed)
Yung Jake blossom, 2023 pastel on found paper 11.9 x 11.9 inches; 15.75 x 15.75 inches framed (30.226 x 30.226 cm; 40.0 x 40.0 cm framed)
Katherine Bernhardt Chicken McNugget, 2023 acrylic and spray paint on canvas 36 x 36 inches (91.44 x 91.44 cm)
Lucy Winton Holy Wound, 2023 Embroidery on found tapestry 54 x 34 inches (137.16 x 86.36 cm)
Laith McGregor Gammon, 2023 oil on board with vintage backgammon pieces 16.15 x 12.22 inches (41.021 x 31.0388 cm)
Sally Egbert Flowers in Yellow, 2023 oil on canvas 22 x 28 inches (55.88 x 71.12 cm)