Tripoli Gallery makes waves with its new exhibit, A Magical Day at Ditch!
Yung Jake, “Flyhunter pt. 1” [2023, digital video (01:14 loop on USB drive), TV and powder-coated metal frame], 67 inches by 33 inches by 24 inches
While cooler days may be on the horizon, Tripoli Gallery is keeping things hot with its end-of-summer show, A Magical Day at Ditch!. A continuation of the gallery’s 2017 summertime show, Summer Trip, the new collective exhibit pays homage to the iconic surfers’ beach at Ditch Plains near Montauk. Both shows are curated by St. Louis-based painter Katherine Bernhardt, who fearlessly takes a closer look at the true essence of the season. “Curating an exhibition has a lot of the same elements as composing a painting, and Katherine Bernhardt is the queen of originality in her painting and style,” says gallery owner Tripoli Patterson. “Her paintings are both topical and political, and this year, her work creates conversation around ocean pollution. It’s exciting to witness the evolution of this exhibition, and I look forward to seeing where this wonderful selection of masterpieces lands in the Tripoli Gallery through her lens.” Aug. 18-Sept. 18, opening reception Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m., 26 Ardsley Road, Wainscott