Judith Hudson, Pink Lining, 2024, oil on canvas, 48 x 60  inches (121.92 x 152.4 cm)




OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June  21, 6 – 8 PM
TRIPOLI GALLERY 26 Ardsley Road, Wainscott, NY 11975

Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Eat The Ice Cream Before It Melts: June 21 – July 22, 2024, our fourth solo exhibition with Judith Hudson.
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 21st, from 6 – 8 pm at Tripoli Gallery located at 26 Ardsley Rd. in Wainscott, New York.


The rest of my days I’m going to spend on the sea. And when I die, I’m going to die on the sea. You know what I shall die of? I shall die eating an unwashed grape. One day on the ocean I will die – with my hand in the hand of some nice looking ship’s doctor, with a small blonde mustache and a big silver watch. ‘Poor lady,’ they’ll say, ‘The quinine did her no good.  That unwashed grape has transported her soul to heaven.

 ~  Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire 


I know humans have a 100% mortality rate.  I am in denial. Life is sweet, getting shorter, but I am determined to keep my sense of humor and go down trying.

In these paintings, I use skeletons and spilled wine and leftovers and sex to talk about this absurd and precarious position we are all in.

Sex is never just about sex. It is about life.

The character in the paintings makes friends with the darkness and loss — dancing until she drops. Waltzing the rhumba.

~  Judith Hudson, Artist Statement

Judith Hudson (b. Glen Ridge, New Jersey) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado and went on to study at California College of Art, University of California at Berkeley, where she received her Master of Fine Arts. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in New York City at MoMA PS1, The New Museum, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Phillips de Pury & Co., Marlborough Gallery, The Drawing Center, Zürcher Studio, and Salomon Contemporary, as well as locally at Ille Arts in Amagansett, The Fireplace Project in East Hampton, and the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and others. Hudson has exhibited with Tripoli Gallery since 2012. In 2023, she participated in the gallery’s 19th Annual Thanksgiving Show. Hudson currently lives and works in Manhattan and Amagansett, New York.
TRIPOLI GALLERY, founded in 2009, was located in Southampton for 10 years before moving to an expansive permanent, 2,400-square-foot space in Wainscott, New York in 2019. Since 2005, founder Tripoli Patterson has organized, produced, and curated contemporary art shows in various locations on the East End of Long Island, in New York City, and Byron Bay, Australia. The gallery has hosted an annual Thanksgiving Collective show for 19 years. Press mentions include The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Artforum, The New Yorker, White Hot Magazine, British GQ, Galerie Magazine, and others.
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