Jordan Matter: Hopperesque Dancers Among Us
April 18 – June 14, 2015 in the Main Gallery
Members' Preview: Friday, April 17, 6-8 pm
Curated by Carole Perry
Jordan Matter's Dancers Among Us series is a collection of images celebrating all aspects of everyday life. Since 2009, Matter has been photographing dancers “living in the moment” and experiencing the joys and hardships we all face on a daily basis. Matter has compiled a selection of these images into the book, Dancers Among Us (Workman Publishing, 2012).
In choosing work for this exhibition, it became clear that certain themes frequently used by Edward Hopper were present in Matter’s photographs as well. While, for the most part, the Dancers Among Us images project a sense of joy and exuberance, many of the images also reveal the ambiguity, silence, and introspection for which Edward Hopper is known. Lighting contrasts and settings, including train platforms and diners, often recall Hopper as well.
Matter and his work have been featured on television, in print and in galleries throughout the world, including ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, The Today Show, BBC, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and the Savina Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. Dancers Among Us is a New York Times bestseller, and has been selected as “Best Book” by Oprah Magazine, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and NPR.
RELATED EVENT: First Friday, May 1 @ 7 pm - Jordan Matter will discuss his work and do a "Dancers Among Us" photo shoot at Edward Hopper House
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.