Tripoli Gallery in East Hampton Opens “A Walk … Curated by Rob Teeters”

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Robert Walser, found in Herisau, Switzerland, December of 1956.
Robert Walser, found in Herisau, Switzerland, December of 1956.

On Saturday, June 27 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Tripoli Gallery in East Hampton will host a reception for “A Walk … Curated by Rob Teeters,” which will remain on view at the Newtown Lane gallery through July 19.

The exhibition includes works by Yuji Agematsu, Quentin Curry, Lucy Dodd, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Ryan Estep, Bjarne Melgaard, Bruce M. Sherman, Michael E. Smith, Keith Sonnier, and Bill Walton.

Originally written in 1917 by Swiss author Robert Walser (1878-1956), “The Walk” is a modernist novella in which a writer protagonist explores elemental truths about the human experience through a series of characters he encounters on a long, circuitous walk.  Mr. Walser, a prolific writer, was greatly admired by Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse, and Robert Musil, among others, but his unstable mental health led to repeated and eventually permanent psychiatric commitments from the 1920s onward, and much of his work fell into obscurity. “The Walk” was his first piece to appear in English, and the only work translated before his death on Christmas Day, 1956, during a solitary walk near Herisau, Switzerland.

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Kathryn G. Menu is the editor and co-publisher of The Sag Harbor Express and The Express Magazine.

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