Tripoli Gallery’s 16th annual Thanksgiving Collective is continuing and will be on view through January 28 at the space, 26 Ardsley Road in Wainscott. Titled “Are We There Yet?” the show includes works by Sabra Moon Elliot, Rhys Gaetano, Judith Hudson, Bryan Hunt, Yung Jake, Liz Markus, Bella McGoldrick, Laith McGregor, Angelbert Metoyer, Miles Partington, Lauren West and Lucy Winton.
“Are We There Yet?” is a question asked since childhood, and one we all know the answer to as soon as we ask it. The question itself reveals how we frequently exist in the limbo between our present and the future we imagine will unfold. However, the question of whether we are “there” or not is only answered by living in the current moment, as we take ownership of the journey to getting there.
In this year’s Thanksgiving Collective, Tripoli Gallery observes the creative and adventurous minds of artists who inspire our individual journeys through their work. Beginning in the immediate moment in which they find themselves, these artists build the worlds they desire to live in or recreate the pasts left behind in the active effort to move ahead.
While artists have various sources of inspiration in the contemporary world, those sources are often changing everyday environments, as well as the enduring natural world. A common thread through the works in this exhibition is found in the instinctive reactions of these artists to the uncertainty of our times.
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