Richard Tuschman: Hopper Meditations
open to the public August 18 – October 29, 2017
Members' Opening & Preview: Thursday, August 17, 6:30-8:30 PM
Edward Hopper House is pleased to present Richard Tuschman: Hopper Meditations from August 18 through October 29, 2017. In these photographs, Tuschman (b. 1956) pays homage to Edward Hopper’s unique vision by creating staged scenes of fictional narrative “moments” that echo in subject and mood many of Hopper’s renowned images. While the effect may recall Hopper’s iconic paintings, Tuschman’s process is much different. He starts by building dollhouse-sized dioramas with painstaking precision and detail. He photographs the diorama and then incorporates images of live models--including himself--into the scene. Tuschman’s pictures, like Hopper’s, are imbued with a sense of anticipation, ambiguity and often sexual tension.
Trained as a painter and printmaker, Tuschman began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990s with the introduction of Photoshop: “Photoshop came naturally to me, and seemed much more analogous to painting and printmaking (which was good for me) than a traditional darkroom. After that, my career in photo-illustration took off.” He has exhibited his work throughout the US and abroad. Awards include the Prix de la Photographie Paris (Gold Medal, People's Choice), Critical Mass Top 50, International Kontinent Awards (1st Place, Fine Art Projects) and Center Project Launch Juror's Award (chosen by Roger Watson, Fox Talbot Museum). His photographs have can be seen on book covers and have been published in numerous online publications including Slate, LensCulture, LensScratch and Huffington Post. In 2016 he was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography. He lives and works in New York City.
We are grateful to
Edward Hopper's Bedroom Reimagined
October 2, 2016 - May 31, 2017
Preview and Members Opening October 1, 2016, sponsored by Ned Kelly & Co.
The Edward Hopper House is pleased to announce the restaging of the Edward Hopper's bedroom in the historic house in which he spent the first 28 years of his life and where he visited family throughout his lifetime. The bedroom has been transformed into a showcase designed in period style by Architectural Digest featured designer Ernest de la Torre, and architect Walter Cain.
The staging of Hopper’s bedroom is a fitting acknowledgement of the profound impact the space had on his artistic development. Growing up with a view of the Hudson River from his bedroom window, young Edward Hopper was drawn to its banks. He spent hours at the village docks and shipyards, sketching and watching the building and rigging of boats. The activity on the river is captured in many of Hopper’s early drawings and paintings, and boats and seascapes remained common subjects in his art throughout his life.
Also central to his artistic development was the so-called “Hudson River light” of Nyack. The strong rays of morning sunlight streaming through the east facing windows of his bedroom create shifting patterns of light on the floor and walls. Hopper incorporated these tangible blocks of sunlight into early paintings and many of his later masterpieces. Visitors to this showcase will be able to appreciate all the unique features of the bedroom that so inspired Edward Hopper and led him on his creative path. Due to the historic nature of the house and other limitations, the second floor room is only accessible by the stairs.
We are grateful to Ernest de la Torre and Walter Cain for their attention to detail and for the time and energy they put into this project, as well as for the generous loans they contributed. Thank you also to Paul Cavalconte and artists Vincent and Tatiana Capraro for the additional loans, and to Mark Turner of Turner & Turner Painting. Special thanks to Richard Ellis of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty for making this all possible.
A Photographic Journey through Hopper's World by Charles Sternaimolo
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 identified and documented over 150 places painted by Edward Hopper. See a visual comparison through photography of Hopper’s painted locations.
This exhibit was generously underwritten by Donna Cox,
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty.