Currently on view
Painters and Paintings of Rockland County, NY: The Hopper Years
February 22 - April 13, 2014
Curator: Mark Waller
The Edward Hopper House Art Center presents Painters and Paintings of Rockland County, NY: The Hopper Years from February 22 through April 13, 2014. Organized by Mark Waller, this exhibition comes on the 30th anniversary of the Edward Hopper House’s groundbreaking exhibition, 19th Century Painters and Paintings of Rockland County, N.Y., curated by Lynn Beman. This updated presentation brings some of Rockland County’s lesser known artists into focus, providing a backdrop to the art created in the county during the life of its most famous son, Edward Hopper.
The exhibition show the depth of the artistic communities around Rockland Lake, Nyack and South Mountain Road during these critical years of Modern Art. 2013 was the 100th anniversary of the pivotal Armory Show organized by another Rocklander, A.B. Davies. The current exhibition will feature works showing the influence of the Modern Movement, and help expand awareness of the Rockland County artists who formed this ‘cradle of modernism.’ It will also offer a fascinating visual journey of the county through the century, illustrating the changes in geography and attitudes during that period. Artists include A.B. Davies, Hayley Lever, C.K. Chatterton, John Mowbray Clarke, John Costigan, Hal Robinson, Jacob Getlar Smith and others. An illustrated catalogue will be available.
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.
Bill Batson: Hopper Country
Dates: February 22 – April 13, 2024
Location: The Hopper Hallway Gallery
Opening reception: First Friday, March 7, 6-8 PM
Since August 2011, Bill Batson has created over 120 sketches and short essays that profile local people and place of interest, called "Nyack Sketch Log." Edward Hopper looms large in his Sketch Log archive, appearing as the subject or inspiration for five columns. Batson's columns chronicle a bevy of other artists, writers and performers who have found their way to the Hudson River Valley village where Hopper spent his formative years. A rich harvest of brilliant artists including Horton Foote, Carson McCullers and Helen Hayes were drawn to the fertile creative soil of Hopper's Nyack and have been featured in Batson's Nyack Sketch Log. The work assembled in this exhibit, in style and substance, pays homage to the impact of Hopper Country.
A Photographic Journey through Hopper's World by Charles Sternaimolo
Ongoing upstairs at the Edward Hopper House
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.