Gordon Stevenson: I Remember It Differently will open at Tripoli Gallery on Jobs Lane in Southampton with a reception Saturday, May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. A painter, Mr. Stevenson uses selected fragments from cartoons of our childhood, engaging both the child and adult in all of us. Playful and cerebral, moments frozen in time illuminate portrayals of love, from the nurturing to the romantic, as well as some of the tongue in cheek humor will be on display in the artist’s first solo show with Tripoli Gallery.
“If you look at a cartoon as an adult rather than as a child you have a very different viewpoint on it,” said Mr. Stevenson. “And these are my modern takes on the cartoons that were important to me as a child and moments that stand out in time in them.”
Gordon Stevenson was born in 1984 in Manhattan and has been spending time in Southampton since his childhood. He received his BFA from Bard College and has been included in numerous exhibitions across the country and internationally. Stevenson’s work has been included in group shows at Tripoli Gallery since its inception in 2009: Of A Different Feather (2009), Flip Flops & Popsicles (2011), Footprints (2012), and a two-man show with Yung Jake, Trading Faces (2010). He currently works and lives in New York City.