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Tripoli Gallery Owner Dishes Details On The Hamptons' Art Scene

Rachel Cohen | July 14, 2020 | Culture People

A creative Hamptons mainstay, Tripoli Patterson of Tripoli Gallery is definitely the one to talk to about the art scene. Having recently wrapped up What Have We Done?, an exhibition of more than 50 artists from all over the world, Patterson is preparing to open his new gallery space in Wainscott. Here, he shares the exhibits he is most looking forward to this season.

trippattersonehgallery229201705Edit.jpgHamptons art connoisseur Tripoli Patterson.


“I’m really excited to see Robert Longo’s show [A House Divided] at Guild Hall this summer. I think he is an incredible artist, and it is a treat for our community to be able to see a brand-new body of his work, some created specifically for the exhibition.” 158 Main St., East Hampton.


“Miles Partington will be included in a group sculpture exhibition titled Sea, Sky, and Sculpture at The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, also known as The Art Barge, in Amagansett. The Art Barge holds a very special place in my heart, as it was where my grandmother used to go to paint and take art classes in the ’60s. It has a very authentic feeling around it and all the events that take place there, and is deeply embedded as part of the real art scene that exists out here. This year, they celebrate their 60th anniversary. Curated by local artist Anne Seelbach, this is sure to be an exhibition not to be missed.” 110 Napeague Meadow Road, Amagansett.


“I am very excited to be opening my new gallery space in Wainscott. This brandnew, 2,400-square-foot warehouse building with radiant-heated floors and 19-foot ceilings is presenting me with a canvas like no other, and the shows to come there are going to be exceptional.”

Photography by: Eric Striffler