‘In Pursuit of Painting’ at Tripoli Gallery

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Felicidad Moreno "Fulidos IV," 2020. Oil, spray paint on canvas, 200 x 250 inches. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging Inc., Courtesy ©Tripoli Gallery.

Tripoli Gallery opened its latest exhibition on Wednesday, June 16. Titled “In Pursuit of Painting” is a a four person show with Chuck Manion, who lives and works in Montauk; Nick Mead, an English painter who has been transplanted to New Haven, Connecticut; Lola Montes who lives and works in Sicily; and Felicidad Moreno who lives and works in Borox, Spain, located between Toledo and Madrid.

A few years ago Julian Schnabel curated a painting exhibition at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany called “Unknown” or “The Magnificent Ten,” a selection of painters of varied ages and from different places around the globe.“I’ve had an affinity with this work and have been familiar with some of these artists, some of whom I had the pleasure of exhibiting before,” said Tripoli Patterson, gallery owner. “I am pleased to continue this exploration into painting, one that is personal, inventive, surprising and original. If one can say that about any paintings.

Through conversations with Schnabel, Tripoli Gallery is presenting new work from three of the artists from that exhibition and one who could have been.

“These painters demonstrate that inventiveness can occur anywhere with some paint, other materials, and the will to see something that no one has ever seen before with the belief that they might recognize it when they see it,” said Julian Schnabel.

“In Pursuit of Painting” will be on view at Tripoli Gallery, 26 Ardsley Road, Wainscott, through July 18. An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information, contact info@tripoligallery.com or call 631-377-3715.

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