Special thanks the sponsors of the Sean Scully: No Words exhibition:
Sean Scully: No Words
March 9 - May 27, 2018
Members opening March 8, 6:30-8:30 PM
Sean Scully is renowned for his paintings featuring multiple layered stripes of thickly applied oil paint. Though abstract, his imagery is derived from the natural world and serves as a metaphor that relates to things outside the painting. The works to be shown in this exhibition are from the "Doric" series. Scully has said that the series is a love letter to Greece: “I wanted to celebrate what Greece had given us, to humanity, and tried to make an architectural metaphor, in which I tried to include, in a sense, the history of romantic painting. For the Doric paintings I tried to show something that was based on order and classicism.” While the series pays homage to Greece and its classical architecture, many of the works were created in Scully’s studio in Tappan, New York—not far from the Nyack of Edward Hopper’s formative years—and it is the local environment and his emotions on a given day that Scully responds to when creating the paintings.
Born in Dublin in 1945, Scully moved to London as a child and studied art at the Central School of Art and Croydon College of Art before receiving his BA from Newcastle University in 1972. Scully moved to United States in 1975 and currently lives and works New York and Munich, Germany.
Carrie Mae Weems: Beacon
November 10, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Carrie Mae Weems is the 2017 recipient of the Edward Hopper Citation of Merit for Visual Artists, presented by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Council on the Arts in recognition of her significant artistic contributions to the state of New York. For this series of photographs, Carrie Mae Weems documented the changing landscape and culture of Beacon, NY, over the course of her three-year artist residency there beginning in 2002. Weems places herself as the subject in the Beacon photographs, always pictured standing with her back to the camera, observing and “bearing witness, confronting something, [serving] as a guide to the viewer standing with me.”
Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Weems is celebrated for her photography, films, and videos that address social themes focusing on race, gender, and class. She has exhibited at major institutions throughout the world, and she is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the MacArthur “Genius” grant, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Prix de Roma, and many more. She lives and works in Syracuse, NY.
Organized by Carole Perry with Pamela Vander Zwan.
This exhibition is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support has been provided by Regina Rodwell-Bell and Jake Bell and O’D’s Tavern.
Annual Members Exhibition
January 21 - March 11, 12-4 pm
Opening Reception January 21, 4-6 pm
NEW LOCATION! at UNION ARTS CENTER
2 Union Avenue, Sparkill, NY 10976
Artist Members of the Edward Hopper House are featured in this annual show.
Exhibiting artists, please note pickup times/dates: Thursday, March 15 and Saturday, March 17, 12-4 PM.