Tony Oursler: hopped (popped)
October 26, 2013 - January 12, 2014
Edward Hopper House presents a new installation by renowned multi-media artist Tony Oursler (b. 1957). Like Edward Hopper, Oursler grew up in Nyack, just down the road from the Edward Hopper House. Having spent his childhood exploring the same landscape from which Hopper drew his early inspiration, Oursler is uniquely poised to extend the framework of Hopper’s imagery into a combination of 2D, 3D, and moving image.
For hopped (popped), Oursler has created five video installations to be specifically installed in the rooms of the Edward Hopper House, using Edward Hopper’s caricatures as a point of departure. These lesser-known drawings reveal a more improvisational, humorous approach, which Oursler sees as a potential bridge between the anarchic 1960s and ‘70s and the suburban landscape and somber quietude of Hopper’s melancholia.
Oursler played a crucial role in the development of video art as a sculptural form. His work is in collections, and he has exhibited, in major institutions throughout the world, including the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Wash., DC; and the Tate Gallery, London.
This exhibition is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
New York Times Article>>
Small Matters of Great Importance Annual Juried Show
Juror: Susan Cross, Curator, MASS MoCA
August 24-October 20, 2013
Selected artists: Jill Andre, Ned Axthelm, Janice Bridgers, Heather Douglas, Chris Ekstrom, Jacquelyn Etling, Sarah Fagan, Lynn Fero, Jane Foley Ferraro, Kerri Lee Green, Susan Hall, Thomas Hammer, Sofie Hodara, Carole P. Kunstadt, Danica Kus, Abby Lammers, Kelley MacDonald, Victor Mirabelli, Samantha Mitchell, Kellyann Monaghan, Maxine Nodel, Diane Rosen, Peter Schachter, Dee Shapiro, Viviane Silvera, Amy Talluto, and LitaThorne
My Dear Mr. Hopper: The Story Starts Here
May 18 - October 20, 2013
Curator: Elizabeth Thompson Colleary
Edward Hopper House Art Center presents an exhibition of 20 original letters from Alta Hilsdale (1884-1948) to Edward Hopper (1882-1967) that document their previously unknown relationship and provide a new context for understanding the work he created during the decade the letters span, 1904-14.
New York Times Review of this exhibition>>
Dorothea Lange's America
June 21 - August 19, 2013
Edward Hopper House Art Center hosts an exhibition of original prints by legendary photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965). Lange’s iconic portraits of Depression-era subjects gave a human face to that troubled period and influenced the development of documentary photography as a whole. One of Lange’s most famous works, Migrant Mother (right), stands as a symbol of pride and resilience in the face of abject poverty.
The exhibit is organized by Art2Art Circulating Exhibits (http://www.art2art.org/) and will comprise 30 original photographs on loan from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Funding was provided by First Niagara Bank, Corporate Sponsor; Eileen Fisher, Exhibition Sponsor; Barbara Hertz Friedmann, Exhibition Sponsor; Orange & Rockland, Education Sponsor; and Jo & Peter Baer; Victoria Hertz & Rod Greenwood; Adam & Denise Lipson; Donna & Don Riley; Kate Whitney & Franklin Thomas.
Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of World War II
April 13 - June 9, 2013
Curators: Rick Beyer and Liz Sayles
"When you send artists to war, they make art."
Wartime paintings and sketches by more than 15 Ghost Army soldiers, including Blass’s wartime sketchbook and exquisite Singer watercolors, as well as works by Rockland County Ghost Army veterans Bill Sayles and Ned Harris.
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Favorites from the Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust
October 2012 hrough May 2013
This display features work from the Sanborn Collection that had special meaning to Arthayer and Ruth Sanborn. Other early Hopper works and memorabilia are also on view.
Inventing Worlds: Abstract Painting by Leslie K. Price, Lorna Ritz and Robert Straight
February 16 – April 7, 2013
The three painters in this exhibition all draw from nature using improvisational techniques, but the results are widely varied.