Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life
August 22-October18, 2015 in the Main Gallery
Opening reception: Saturday, August 29, 5-7 pm
Curators: Shari Fischberg & Sally Spivack
The original function of the Edward Hopper House was that of a house and home. It is the house where Edward Hopper was born and raised, and where he became an artist. While the building now serves as an art center open to the public, it retains the intimacy and homey feel of its primary identity as a “domestic space.” But preconceived notions of what it means to be a domestic space are challenged by the 16 artists exhibiting in this exhibition.
In contrast to the sentimental visions of domestic life produced by artists in the 19th Century, the artists in this exhibition employ a variety of techniques and mediums to reveal the complexity of everyday life in the house and home. Challenging the idealized social and familial expectations of family and home, they choose to highlight the layered meanings of relationship tensions, roles, rituals, and personal and cultural traditions.
www.hudsonriverrineart.com also features several of the exhibiting artists
A Photographic Journey through Hopper's World by Charles Sternaimolo
By searching through Josephine Hopper’s meticulous notes, studying the work of fellow Hopper scholars, checking with local residents and historians, and even walking through an area in search of a “Hopper scene,” photographer Charles Sternaimolo has identified and documented well over 150 places painted by the artist, culminating in a visual comparison through photography of Hopper’s painted locations.
This exhibit was generously underwritten by Donna Cox, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty.
Additional support was provided by Frames & Art by Simon.