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Tripoli Gallery Expands to East Hampton - Official Launch & Opening: Félix Bonilla Gerena: For Lisa, Solo Exhibition

Tripoli Gallery Expands To East Hampton
East Hampton, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its second East End location—Tripoli Gallery East Hampton, 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY—which will officially launch on April 25, 2015. Tripoli Gallery Southampton, now in its sixth year, will maintain its current exhibition space at 30A Jobs Lane, Southampton, and both sites will feature year-round the stimulating blend of local and international, emerging and established contemporary artists the gallery has become known for.
“It is very exciting to see the gallery continually grow. Now with two incredible platforms, it allows me to be more creative in the exhibitions that I curate,” explains Tripoli Patterson, the founder and director of both galleries. This second location also provides an important geographical link between the historically significant art colonies of East Hampton and Southampton.
Tripoli Gallery East Hampton will commence its program with the grand opening of Félix Bonilla Gerena: For Lisa on Saturday, April 25th. This solo exhibition, a collection of recent paintings by the Puerto Rican artist, pays homage to Lisa de Kooning, whose insight into Gerena’s work fostered the inspiration of this new body of oil paintings. Félix Bonilla Gerena: For Lisa will be on view through May 17, 2015.
The second floor of 87 Newtown Lane will continue to be operated by Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, a cultural fixture in East Hampton since 1992. In addition to offering a sophisticated selection of modern manuscripts, correspondence, archival material, and inscribed first editions, GHB will also actively host exhibitions, book signings, lectures, and other special events both upstairs and at their main office and West 54th Street gallery locations in Manhattan. While Tripoli Gallery and GHB will each be managed separately, the two entities will work collaboratively on projects and exhibition catalogs.
Since 2005, Tripoli Patterson has organized, produced, and curated contemporary art shows at numerous locations around the East End and New York City. In 2009, he opened Tripoli Gallery at 30A Jobs Lane in Southampton, New York, and in 2014 presented solo exhibitions for Darius Yektai, Gordon Stevenson, Judith Hudson, Keith Sonnier, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, as well as a two-man show for Jonathan Beer and Michael Chiarello. Last year also marked the 10th Annual Thanksgiving Collective: Attitudes, a group show including works by Michael Avedon, Isaac Brest, Eric Freeman, Mary Heilmann, Yung Jake, Dylan Lynch, Ryan McGinley, Richard Prince, Julian Schnabel, Nathalie Shepherd, and Ira Svobodova, among others. Honoring his local roots, Patterson is dedicated to upholding the rich creative traditions of the East End through exhibitions that engage and intrigue both the present and future generations of artists, curators, collectors, and art enthusiasts.

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