EVENTS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
See Memory, A Film by Viviane Silvera (running time 17 minutes)
Friday, May 6, 2016, 7 PM
In 2014, artist Viviane Silvera exhibited paintings from her series “Film Project: Therapy,” which payed homage to Edward Hopper’s work through the literal and unspoken relationships between light, the psychological, the solitary, and the cinematic--dominant themes in Hopper’s work. Silvera returns to the Edward Hopper House on May 6 to present the resultant film, See Memory, a stop-motion film made out of 15,000 painting stills. The film explores how our memories define who we are, how we remember, and the inextricable link between memory and imagination.
Rivertown Film Society Screening
PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT
Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland
2015, Italy/USA/UK, 96 minutes, documentary
Wednesday, June 8 – 8:00 PM at Nyack Center
Community Partners: Rockland Center for the Arts, Edward Hopper House Art Center
The heiress Peggy Guggenheim’s life was intertwined with art. During her travels, she fell in with the Dadaists in Paris in the 1920s, and is credited with introducing Britain to Modern Art. Back in New York, she gave first shows in her gallery to every major Abstract Expressionist. A shrewd collector, she moved to Venice where she bought a palazzo and created a museum of her works. A sleek portrait of the ultimate arts patron.
“As this film’s engrossing character study makes clear, this woman of extraordinary tastes and appetites was ahead of her time, in more ways than one. . . .” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
“Lisa Immordino Vreeland deftly choreographs the story in her vibrant documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, at once a capsule history of Modernism and a poignant personal portrait. . . . – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
“Ms. Vreeland has paced her documentary well, a chapter to each era, with hundreds of beautiful images spanning decades of artists, galleries, parties, scenes. She also makes good use of interviews Guggenheim gave to a biographer a couple of years before her death in 1979.” – Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times.
Artist of the Month Receptions