Tripoli Gallery will present an exhibition of new oil paintings by Gordon Stevenson: Never Say Goodbye at the Tripoli Gallery East Hampton, 87 Newtown Lane, with an opening reception Thursday, August 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, Mr. Stevenson’s second solo show, will run through September 28.
A further developed sequel to the series first presented in “I Remember It Differently” in 2014, Mr. Stevenson leads viewers down memory lane to the fantastical world of his childhood; one spent enchanted by cartoons and comics. “Never Say Goodbye” touches on the notion of the still frame itself, as a moment frozen in both time and memory. Transformed into oil on canvas, Mr. Stevenson illuminates their compositional mastery while allowing us, as adult viewers, to experience the humor and wit we may have missed years ago.
“They are moments of cartoons that I can never forget; they are stuck with me forever,” says the artist. “My appreciation for these images stems from them always somehow popping into my mind.”
Mr. Stevenson was born in 1984 in Manhattan and has been spending time in Southampton since his childhood. He received his BFA from Bard College and has been included in numerous exhibitions across the country and internationally. Mr. Stevenson’s work has been included in group shows at Tripoli Gallery since its inception in 2009. The artist has been featured in The New York Times and Time Out New York. He currently works and lives in New York City.