- This event has passed.
VSOP Goes Psychedelic
August 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - August 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Greenport’s VSOP Projects gallery and Trieber Farms in Peconic have joined together to present “Courtenay Pollock: Sunshine Daydream,” an exhibition of tie-dye work by the longtime tie-die artist for The Grateful Dead, curated by Lucas Natali.
The exhibit will run concurrently at the gallery at 311 Front Street in Greenport, and at the farm, at 38320 Route 48 in Peconic on Aug. 7 through 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
At the height of the 1960s counterculture movement, Courtenay Pollock created his first tie-dye mandala tapestries, moving west and becoming a housemate of Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, who helped the artist get the commission to create speaker covers, backdrops and clothing for the band.
For the past five decades, he has been at the forefront of tie-dye art, with works filled with intense colors and kaleidoscopic geometry.
The presentation at the gallery will feature tie-died cotton mandalas and panels. At the farm will be a number of monumentally sized historical works, alongside contemporary tie-dye panels both inside and outside of the barn.
On Saturday, Aug. 8 and Sunday, Aug. 9 there will be a pop-up market at Treiber Farms, at which local vendors will offer an array of handmade and sustainable goods and ephemera alongside the Treiber Farm Stand.