Currently on view
Tony Oursler: hopped (popped)
Extended through January 12, 201
Edward Hopper House presents a new installation by renowned multi-media artist Tony Oursler (b. 1957) from October 26, 2013 through January 5, 2014. 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.
Edward Hopper's Caricatures: At home with Ed and Jo
Extended through April 13, 2014
Fifteen caricature drawings by Edward Hopper will be on display at Edward Hopper House Art Center from October 26, 2013 through April 6, 2014. From the outset of Edward Hopper’s (1882-1967) courtship with his wife, Josephine (Jo) (1883-1968), Hopper created intimate drawings as a way of expressing his innermost feelings to her. He found verbal communication difficult and chose to share the complex emotions that characterized their two-artist marriage through figurative caricatures that portray the couple in varied contexts. The drawings, which span decades and often reveal the artist’s wry sense of humor, document Hopper’s efforts to reach out to Jo, his sole model, painting companion, and muse.
The drawings are on loan from the Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust. This exhibition is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Arthur Gunther: Hopper's Light
Exhibition Dates: Dec. 5, 2013 – Feb. 3, 2014
The Hopper Hallway Gallery features rotating displays of work by contemporary artists whose work gives a nod to Edward Hopper. Gunther's primitive-style paintings are inspired by the light and space at the Edward Hopper House Art Center and by the realist painter himself.
A Photographic Journey through Hopper's World by Charles Sternaimolo
Ongoing in the Hopper Hallway Gallery
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.