Six Hot and Glassy
August 22, 2020 - September 28, 2020
Tripoli Gallery:
26 Ardsley Road,
Wainscott, NY 11975

Is there a more quintessential summer sport than surfing? Six Hot and Glassy, a group exhibition that features artists whose works draw influence from coastal living and surfing, suggests the activity is intimately connected to the natural world, and thus our collective well-being. The show notably features a painting by the co-curator Mary Heilmann, which nods to the local surf scene from her formative years spent in 1950s California. “I’m obsessed with the geometry of waves,” she says, “and I love the gallery walls because the plywood grain looks like waves.”

Other works include Alexis Rockman’s inventive seascape of Hawaii, Katherine Bradford’s paintings of luminous figures wading through surf and playing tennis, the playful and lively paintings of surfers by Liz Markus and Dan McCarthy, and a classic wave drawing by Raymond Pettibon. As a whole, the works serve to remind us of the planet’s uncharted future—and how the ocean’s varied conditions influence the artistry of not only surfers, but artists and viewers alike.

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