Tripoli Gallery

Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel

Untitled, 2020
used can tabs (brand coloring) and I.V. tubing
37 inches diameter x 2 inches (94 x 5.1 cm)

Untitled (work in progress), 2020
used Budlight can tabs and I.V. tubing
37 inches diameter (94 cm), dimensions TBD (work in progress)

Untitled, 2020
used and anodized can tabs and I.V. tubing
16 inches diameter (40.6 cm)

Untitled, 2020
found can tabs (brand coloring) and anodized used can tabs, I.V. tubing, fiberglass and resin
27 inches diameter x 2 inches (68.6 x 5.1 cm)

Untitled, 2020
used Modelo can tabs, fish net, HVAC foil tape
106 x 158 x 12 inches (269.2 x 401.3 x 30.5 cm)

Untitled, 2020
used Modelo can tabs and trammel net
216 x 156 inches (548.6 x 396.2 cm)

Untitled, 2020
used Modelo can tabs and I.V. tubing
63.5 inches diameter (161.3 cm)

Untitled, 2018
used Coke can tabs and turtle net
72 x 30 x 9 inches (182.9 x 76.2 x 22.9 cm)

Untitled, 2020
used Coke can tabs, fish net and resin
43 x 160 x 3 inches (109.2 x 406.4 x 7.6 cm)

Commission for U.S. Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique, 2020
used Modelo can tabs, fish net and resin
68 x 204 x 8 inches (172.7 x 518.2 x 20.3 cm)

Surge

Alice Hope

March 14 ‐ April 12, 2020

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PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION POSTPONED

Tripoli Gallery has decided to postpone the public opening reception due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19 (please find information and advice on the CDC website). Please note the gallery is open by appointment only until further notice.

Wainscott, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Surge, a solo exhibition with Alice Hope, the gallery’s first artist in residence of the new residency series in development. In celebration of Hope’s large-scale installation commissioned by Art in Embassies, the installation can be viewed only for the opening week of the exhibition before it is transported to its permanent home in the new U.S. Embassy lobby in Maputo, Mozambique. Featuring a selection of new sculptures related to the commission and works in progress related to her residency, the exhibition will be on view from March 14th to April 12th, 2020. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, March 14th, from 5 to 7pm at 26 Ardsley Road, Wainscott, NY 11975.

Combining a variety of found and industrial materials, Hope uses repetition, placement, and attachment to create compositions both precisely planned and organically evolved. Since finding 700 pounds of can tabs in a recycling bin, Hope has used them in her sculptures and installations stating, “in my work I focus on the used tab as a relic of consumption and as a token for redemption”.

For her U.S Embassy commission, Hope was influenced by the offshore local seine fisherman of Mozambique, choosing seine nets as her canvases onto which hundreds of thousands of used can tabs are individually knotted in a labor-intensive effort. Inspired by the moments in time when a school of fish changes its course, wavelike bands of can tabs arranged in swirling groups create a pattern and flow of directional shifts.

Alongside the commission, the exhibition includes works that explore marine netting both as canvas and as subject. In addition, Hope will be showing a new series of can tab spirals, that play with found marketed color. In this series, the can tab is hidden in plain sight. The cyclical quality of mass production and consumption is mirrored in the form of the spiral, beginning at and returning to its center.

Alice Hope (b. 1966, Hong Kong) received an M.F.A. from Yale University, and shows at Ricco Maresca Gallery in Manhattan. She has exhibited since the late 1980s and was named 2018 “Woman to Watch” for New York by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Hope has created numerous public and residential commissions, among them a large-scale magnetic installation, “Under the Radar”, in 2012 at Camp Hero State Park in Montauk, NY for the Parrish Art Museum. In 2013, Hope was commissioned by the Armory Show Project to create two public works, and she inaugurated WNYC Greene Space’s new lobby with an installation of neodymium magnets. She was an artist in residence at the Museum of Art and Design from 2014-15, and then built a six-month site-specific installation outside the Queens Museum with more than a million used can tabs. In 2018, she had a one person show at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington had three of her installations on view. In 2019, she was commissioned by Art in Embassies to build an installation for the new U.S. Embassy lobby in Maputo, Mozambique that will be installed in 2020, and in Fall 2020 she is showing at Ricco Maresca. Surge is Hope’s first exhibition with Tripoli Gallery. She lives and works in East Hampton, NY.

For press inquiries or further information, please contact info@tripoligallery.com or call 631.377.3715.

 


Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation View, Photo by Kira Buckel

Alice Hope
Untitled, 2020
used can tabs (brand coloring) and I.V. tubing
37 inches diameter x 2 inches (94 x 5.1 cm)

Alice Hope
Untitled (work in progress), 2020
used Budlight can tabs and I.V. tubing
37 inches diameter (94 cm), dimensions TBD (work in progress)

Alice Hope
Untitled, 2020
used and anodized can tabs and I.V. tubing
16 inches diameter (40.6 cm)

Alice Hope
Untitled, 2020
found can tabs (brand coloring) and anodized used can tabs, I.V. tubing, fiberglass and resin
27 inches diameter x 2 inches (68.6 x 5.1 cm)

Alice Hope
Untitled, 2020
used Modelo can tabs, fish net, HVAC foil tape
106 x 158 x 12 inches (269.2 x 401.3 x 30.5 cm)

Alice Hope
Untitled, 2020
used Modelo can tabs and trammel net
216 x 156 inches (548.6 x 396.2 cm)

Alice Hope
Untitled, 2020
used Modelo can tabs and I.V. tubing
63.5 inches diameter (161.3 cm)

Alice Hope
Untitled, 2018
used Coke can tabs and turtle net
72 x 30 x 9 inches (182.9 x 76.2 x 22.9 cm)

Alice Hope
Untitled, 2020
used Coke can tabs, fish net and resin
43 x 160 x 3 inches (109.2 x 406.4 x 7.6 cm)

Alice Hope
Commission for U.S. Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique, 2020
used Modelo can tabs, fish net and resin
68 x 204 x 8 inches (172.7 x 518.2 x 20.3 cm)