Philip Koch: Landscapes and Hopper Interiors
February 14 – April 12, 2015
Edward Hopper House will present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Philip Koch, including vibrant landscape paintings and a selection of oils and charcoal drawings of the interiors of both Edward Hopper’s Truro, MA, studio and of Hopper’s Nyack home.
A former abstract painter, Koch was inspired early in his career to change to realism after getting to know Hopper’s work. Since 1983, Koch has had unprecedented access to Hopper’s Cape Cod studio. In Fall 2014, he enjoyed his 15th residency there since 1983. Though he is the grandson of the inventor of Kodachrome film, Koch relies only on direct observation and memory to make his paintings, believing this gives his work a deeper emotional tenor. Koch is a senior professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Related events: Philip Koch will give a gallery talk on First Friday, March 6, at 7 pm.
Jordan Matter: Hopperesque Dancers Among Us
April 18 – June 14, 2015 in the Main Gallery
For this exhibition at the Edward Hopper House, Jordan Matter brings the subject matter from his Dancers Among Us project into the world of Edward Hopper. Dancers Among Us (Workman Publishing), a New York Times bestseller, is a collection of photographs of dancers in everyday situations around the country. Oprah Magazine, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and NPR selected it as a “Best Book”.
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, the BBC, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and the Savina Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea.