Wainscott, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Six Hot and Glassy, a surfing inspired group exhibition featuring Katherine Bernhardt, Ashley Bickerton, Katherine Bradford, Sabra Moon Elliot, Herbie Fletcher, Roy Fowler, Mary Heilmann, Judith Hudson, Yung Jake, Liz Markus, Dan McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon, Alexis Rockman, Lucien Smith, Keith Sonnier, and Lucy Winton. On view from August 22nd to September 28th, the exhibition can be viewed by appointment at 26 Ardsley Road, Wainscott, NY 11975, and online at www.tripoligallery.com. Due to health and safety concerns for our community, a public opening reception will not be held.

Inspired by surfing and the culture that surrounds it, Six Hot and Glassy is a summer exhibition that features artists from New York to California and Bali, whose works and lifestyles have been influenced by the ocean, coastal living, and the art of surfing. A sport that has grown exponentially in popularity over the last few decades, surfing is uniquely connected to the natural world and the elements to which we are so deeply indebted. Vital to our collective well-being, we must pay greater attention to nature during an international pandemic as we all respond to our planet’s uncharted future. The ocean and its varied conditions directly affect the artistry of the surfer, as well as artists and viewers alike.

Mary Heilmann, who co-curated and titled the exhibition, has always been inspired by the ocean. From high diving in her formative years, to moving to the coast of Southern California in the 50s where she became a big fan of surfing, Mary remembers when Gidget hit the big screen and surfing transitioned from rugged pursuit to popular pastime. Mary’s newly created painting, Windansea, is inspired by the local surf scene, the waves that surround us, and her formative years in California.

“Living right up the road from the ocean is perfect for having a show about waves. And I am in Bridgehampton and look at the waves all the time. I can even hear them. And the show at Tripoli Gallery about waves is a perfect choice for perfect waves. I am obsessed with the geometry of waves, and I love the gallery walls because the plywood grain looks like waves.” – Mary Heilmann

A legendary contributor to surfing’s trajectory, Herbie Fletcher was a major part of the new approach to surfing, alongside his wife Dibi and their sons, Christian and Nathan. In 1976 he founded Astrodeck, the first company making surfboard traction pads that helped to initiate aerial surfing, which radically changed the sport. In last year’s exhibition at Gagosian, the Fletcher family demonstrated their lifelong connection to the ocean, their original approaches to life, and their generations of game changers including Christian’s son, Greyson, a surfer and skater who created a quarter pipe skateboard ramp.

Ashley Bickerton, who moved from New York to Bali in 1993 (where he and Tripoli first met surfing in 1997), exhibits a sculpture made of four components: cigarettes, broken glass, pigment and cheese doodles. Ashley communicates the commodities and cultures of today, collected fragments that remind us of contemporary life on our planet.

In her distinctive painterly approach, Katherine Bernhardt creates new works of Tripoli surfing, engulfed in the elements with only a glimpse of the beach in the background. Other works include Alexis Rockman’s inventive seascape of Hawaii referencing the history of the islands, Katherine Bradford’s paintings of luminous figures wading through surf and playing tennis, the playful and lively paintings of surfers by Liz Markus and Dan McCarthy, and a classic wave drawing by Raymond Pettibon.

Notably, the exhibition highlights a sculpture by the late Keith Sonnier, a dear friend and inspiration to the gallery and our community. We are honored by his inclusion.

For press inquiries or further information, please contact info@tripoligallery.com or call 631.377.3715.

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Hippie Surfer 2, 2020
Liz Markus,

Hippie Surfer 2, 2020

Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 36 inches
(114.3 x 91.4 cm)

Hippie Surfer 1, 2020
Liz Markus

Hippie Surfer 1, 2020

Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 36 inches
(114.3 x 91.4 cm)

Buzzy Trent, Makaha early 50's, 2005
Herbie Fletcher

Buzzy Trent, Makaha early 50's, 2005

Painted Photograph
17 x 23 1/4 Inches (unframed)
(43.2 x 59.1 cm)

George Downing, Mahaka early 50's, 2012
Herbie Fletcher

George Downing, Mahaka early 50's, 2012

Painted Photograph
17 x 23 1/4 Inches (unframed)
(43.2 x 57.8 cm)

Potato Machine 1.0, 2020
Yung Jake

Potato Machine 1.0, 2020

animation, tv, powder coated metal frame
67 x 33 x 24 inches
(170.2 x 83.8 x 61 cm)

Hawaii, 2020
Alexis Rockman

Hawaii, 2020

Oil and wax on wood
42 x 70 inches
(106.7 x 177.8 cm)

Small Yellow Catalogue: Cigarettes, Purple Pigment, Cheese Doodles, Broken Glass, 1991
Ashley Bickerton

Small Yellow Catalogue: Cigarettes, Purple Pigment, Cheese Doodles, Broken Glass, 1991

Painted Aluminum, cigarettes, purple pigment, cheese doodles, broken glass, and glass

Windansea, 2020
Mary Heilmann

Windansea, 2020

Acrylic on panel
24 x 96 inches
(61 x 243.8 cm)

Various People Standing in Surf, 2020
Katherine Bradford

Various People Standing in Surf, 2020

acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 inches
(101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Tennis Court Dark Green, 2020
Katherine Bradford

Tennis Court Dark Green, 2020

acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 inches
(101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Tripoli Surfing Bali, 2020
Katherine Bernhardt

Tripoli Surfing Bali, 2020

Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
120 x 96 inches
(304.8 x 243.8 cm)

Tripoli in Bali, 2020
Katherine Bernhardt

Tripoli in Bali, 2020

Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
120 x 96 inches
(304.8 x 243.8 cm)

Charlize Theron is Proud of Her 'Proactive' 'Daughters' Protesting: 'They Still Have Their Signs', 2020
Lucien Smith

Charlize Theron is Proud of Her 'Proactive' 'Daughters' Protesting: 'They Still Have Their Signs', 2020

acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
29 x 53 inches
(73.7 x 134.6 cm)

Vanishing Point, 2019
Kurt Gumaer

Vanishing Point, 2019

walnut and concrete
82 x 14 x 18 inches
(208.3 x 35.6 x 45.7 cm)

To Jene Highstein, 2020
Roy Fowler

To Jene Highstein, 2020

oil on canvas
72 x 96 inches
(182.9 x 243.8 cm)

Dyno, 2020
Dan McCarthy

Dyno, 2020

Acrylic, gesso on canvas
18 x 14 x 1.5 inches; 24 x 20 x 3.5 inches framed
(45.7 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm; 61 x 50.8 x 8.3 cm framed)

Windandsea, 2020
Dan McCarthy

Windandsea, 2020

Acrylic, gesso on canvas
20 x 16 x 1.5 inches; 26 x 2022x 3.5 inches framed
(50.8 x 40.6 x 3.8 cm; 66 x 55.9 x 8.3 cm framed)

Infinity, 2020
Dan McCarthy

Infinity, 2020

Acrylic, gesso on canvas
18 x 14 x 1.5 inches; 24 x 20 x 3.5 inches framed
(45.7 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm; 61 x 50.8 x 8.3 cm framed)

Andy Irons, Teahupoo, Tahiti 2005, 2005
Herbie Fletcher

Andy Irons, Teahupoo, Tahiti 2005, 2005

Painted Photograph
15 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches (unframed)
(40.3 x 50.5 cm)

After the Storm, 2020
Sabra Moon Elliot

After the Storm, 2020

glazed ceramic
13 x 9 1/2 x 2 inches (left), 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 1/2 imches (right
(33 x 24.1 x 4.1 cm (left), 29.2 x 24.8 x 1.3 cm (right))

Keith Sonnier

cedar wood, encaustic paint
9.25 x 77.5 inches
(23.5 x 196.9 x 2.5 cm)

Long Board, 2018
Lucien Smith

Long Board, 2018

Oil on linen
10 x 8 inches
(25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Andy Irons, Teahupoo, Tahiti 2005, 2005
Herbie Fletcher

Andy Irons, Teahupoo, Tahiti 2005, 2005

Painted Photograph
15 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches (unframed)
(40.3 x 50.5 cm)

Andy Irons, Teahupoo, Tahiti 2005, 2010
Herbie Fletcher

Andy Irons, Teahupoo, Tahiti 2005, 2010

Painted Photograph
15 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches (unframed)
(40.3 x 50.5 cm)

Andy Irons, Teahupoo, Tahiti 2005, 2012
Herbie Fletcher

Andy Irons, Teahupoo, Tahiti 2005, 2012

Painted Photograph
15 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches (unframed)
(40.3 x 50.5 cm)

Hawaii, 2020
Alexis Rockman

Hawaii, 2020

Ink and acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
(45.7 x 61 cm)

Riptide, 2020
Sabra Moon Elliot

Riptide, 2020

Acrylic on wood
22.5 x 32 inches
(57.2 x 81.3 cm)

Puttisurf, 2020
Lucy Winton

Puttisurf, 2020

Acrylic, charcoal, pastel, airbrush and embroidery on found tapestry
38 x 26 inches
(96.5 x 66 cm)

Surfing, 2020
Judith Hudson

Surfing, 2020

Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 inches; 19 x 27 inches framed
(38.1 x 55.9 cm; 48.3 x 68.6 cm framed)

No Title (The fact of...), 2003
Raymond Pettibon

No Title (The fact of...), 2003

ink on paper
14 2.5 x 17 3/4 inches
(36.8 x 44.8 cm)

Blood Water, 2019
Herbie Fletcher

Blood Water, 2019

Red mud and oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
(152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Waves, 2015
Nico Yektai

Waves, 2015

bleached maple and pigmented concrete
19 x 94 x 14 inches
(48.26 x 238.6 x 35.56 cm)