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Wainscott, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Beasts and Clowns, a two-person show by Judith Hudson and Lucy Winton. On view at 26 Ardsley Road in Wainscott, NY, we invite you to a reception for the artists on Saturday, May 8th from 6 to 8 p.m.

Beasts and Clowns is an exploration of the nuanced and sympathetic side of clowns and beasts, alter egos for the artists.

Judith Hudson’s paintings explore the gender fluidity and duality of the clown, at once male and female, in semi drag, happy and sad, graceful and awkward. The clowns engage in moments of privacy and vulnerability addressing the nuanced dilemma and contradictions of sexism through play. “I started painting clowns in 2013 inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a night when everyone was transgressive and transformed, a state I aspire to, and the band of theatrical outsiders in Marcel Carné’s 1946 movie ‘Children of Paradise’”, says Hudson.

Lucy Winton’s multidisciplinary work often draws inspiration from children’s book illustration, creating otherworldly scenes that blend figuration and abstraction in drawings, paintings and embroidery. These tactile collages and tapestries evoke a spirit of deconstruction and celebration. “A tapestry can feel like a grid of European aesthetic and habit. And I like a lot of it. So in the spirit of celebration and deconstruction, painting cutting and sewing upon it is total fun for me.”Winton explains. Her wooden wall pieces have a palette informed by the tragic French opera Dardanus, and use hardware to dramatize the bunny characters in her work–in this case, the “beasts”– to connect to the ethereal world.

Judith Hudson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado and went on to study at California College of Art, University of California at Berkeley, where she received her Master of Fine Arts. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in New York City at MoMA PS1, The New Museum, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Phillips de Pury & Co., Marlborough Gallery, The Drawing Center, Zürcher Studio, and Salomon Contemporary. Judith Hudson has exhibited with Tripoli Gallery since 2012, with 3 solo exhibitions presented in Southampton, NY; A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2014; Fur and Flesh, 2016; Under the Covers, 2018; and 9 group exhibitions. She currently lives and works in Manhattan and Amagansett, NY.

Lucy Winton 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. 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. Lucy Winton has been included in 5 group exhibitions with Tripoli Gallery and lives and works in Wainscott, NY.

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Working Clothes, 2021
Judith Hudson

Working Clothes, 2021

custom tailored jacket with Scottish tartan wool and hand painted lining, vintage leather clown shoes
dimension vary

Mickey Nocturne, 2010-2020
Lucy Winton

Mickey Nocturne, 2010-2020

oil and airbrush on cradled masonite
58 x 44 inches
(147.3 x 111.8 cm)

Don't Cry, 2021
Lucy Winton ,

Don't Cry, 2021

oil and graphite on primed paper
36 x 28 inches
(91.4 x 71.1 cm)

Superhero, 2016
Judith Hudson

Superhero, 2016

watercolor on paper
14 x 14 inches (19-7/8 x 19-7/8 inches framed)
(35.56 x 35.56 cm)

Things Shouldn’t Be So Hard, 2020
Judith Hudson

Things Shouldn’t Be So Hard, 2020

watercolor on paper
30 x 21 inches
(76.2 x 53.34 cm)

Face, 2021
Judith Hudson

Face, 2021

oil on paper
20 x 18 inches
(50.8 x 45.7 cm)

Face, 2021
Judith Hudson

Face, 2021

oil on paper
20 x 18 inches
(50.8 x 45.7 cm)

Trouper, 2016
Judith Hudson

Trouper, 2016

watercolor on paper
14 x 14 inches (19-7/8 x 19-7/8 inches framed)
(35.56 x 35.56 cm)

Face, 2021
Judith Hudson

Face, 2021

oil on paper
20 x 18 inches
(50.8 x 45.72 cm)

Asking the Moon, 2020
Lucy Winton

Asking the Moon, 2020

acrylic paint, embroidery thread, on found tapestry
68 x 30 inches
(172.7 x 76.2 cm)

If You Want Boarders, 2021
Judith Hudson

If You Want Boarders, 2021

watercolor on paper
43.5 x 33.5 inches
(110.49 x 85.09 cm)

Your Feets Too Big, 2020
Judith Hudson

Your Feets Too Big, 2020

watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 33.5 x 26 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

Shimmy Yah, Shimmy Ya, 2021
Judith Hudson

Shimmy Yah, Shimmy Ya, 2021

watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 33.5 x 26 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

Bad Girl Good Heart, 2020
Judith Hudson

Bad Girl Good Heart, 2020

watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 33.5 x 26 inches framed (55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

Fearless Symmetry, 2020
Judith Hudson

Fearless Symmetry, 2020

watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 33.5 x 26 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

I’ve Got Some Tricks Up My Sleeve, 2020
Judith Hudson

I’ve Got Some Tricks Up My Sleeve, 2020

watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 33.5 x 26 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

Resourceful, 2021
Judith Hudson

Resourceful, 2021

watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 33.5 x 26 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

Happy Birthday, 2020
Judith Hudson

Happy Birthday, 2020

watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 33.5 x 26 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

Please Stay Nasty for Me, 2020
Judith Hudson

Please Stay Nasty for Me, 2020

watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 33.5 x 26 inches framed
(76.2 x 55.88 cm)

Sweet, 2021
Judith Hudson

Sweet, 2021

watercolor on paper
22 x 30 inches; 26 x 33.5 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

Nothing Can Go Wrong, 2021
Judith Hudson

Nothing Can Go Wrong, 2021

watercolor on paper
51 x 38 inches
(129.54 x 96.52 cm)

Everyone's Gay, 2021
Judith Hudson

Everyone's Gay, 2021

watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 33.5 x 26 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

'Pearls Harmonicas Jujubes Aspirins', 2020
Judith Hudson

'Pearls Harmonicas Jujubes Aspirins', 2020

oil on paper
24 x 18 inches
(60.96 x 45.72 cm)

How Long Will My Allure Last?, 2021
Judith Hudson

How Long Will My Allure Last?, 2021

watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 33.5 x 26 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

The Worst of Times Are Best for Us, 2021
Judith Hudson

The Worst of Times Are Best for Us, 2021

watercolor on paper
22 x 30 inches; 26 x 33.5 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

‘In Sleep They Do Dream Things True’, 2021
Judith Hudson

‘In Sleep They Do Dream Things True’, 2021

watercolor on paper
22 x 30 inches; 26 x 33.5 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

Castaways, 2021
Judith Hudson

Castaways, 2021

watercolor on paper
22 x 30 inches; 26 x 33.5 inches framed
(55.9 x 76.2 cm; 66 x 85.1 cm framed)

Burning King of Clubs, 2018-2021
Lucy Winton

Burning King of Clubs, 2018-2021

acrylic paint, embroidery thread on found tapestry
68 x 35 inches
(172.72 x 88.9 cm)

Pink Bunny Haze #3, 2021
Lucy Winton

Pink Bunny Haze #3, 2021

acrylic paint, embroidery thread on found tapestry
21 x 43 inches
(53.34 x 109.22)

Vapors into Ethers 1, 2021
Lucy Winton

Vapors into Ethers 1, 2021

oil paint and hardware on plywood
46 x 34 x 1 inches
(116.8 x 86.36 x 2.5 cm)

The Rock, 2020
Lucy Winton

The Rock, 2020

acrylic paint, embroidery thread on found tapestry
54 x 32 inches
(147.32 x 63.5 cm)

Vapors into Ethers 2, 2021
Lucy Winton

Vapors into Ethers 2, 2021

oil paint and hardware on plywood
58 x 25 x 1 inches
(147.3 x 63.5 x 2.5 cm)

Pink Bunny Haze #1
Lucy Winton

Pink Bunny Haze #1

acrylic paint, embroidery thread on found tapestry
26 x 32 inches
(66 x 81.2 cm)

The Convo, 2021
Lucy Winton , The Convo, 2021

The Convo, 2021

oil on plywood
43 x 26 inches
(109.2 x 66 cm)

Bears 1, 2021
Lucy Winton

Bears 1, 2021

acrylic paint, embroidery thread on found tapestry
72 x 43 inches
(182.8 x 109.2 cm)

Waking Slow, 2021
Judith Hudson

Waking Slow, 2021

watercolor on paper
22 x 30 inches; 26 x 33.5 inches framed
(55.88 x 76.2 cm)