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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)