David LaChapelle: Gas Stations
July 9 - September 11, 2016
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Renowned photographer David LaChapelle will exhibit six large-scale photographs from his Gas Stations series. Inspired in part by Edward Hopper's painting Gas (1940), LaChapelle created scale models using common, found objects, which he then photographed on location in the rainforest of Maui. The work is a commentary on the reliance on fossil fuels and "the absurdity of our attempts to harness nature."
Born in Hartford, CT, in 1963, LaChapelle’s photography career took hold in the early 1980s, when Andy Warhol gave him his first job at Interview Magazine. LaChapelle gained recognition for his celebrity photographs, music videos, and films before returning to his roots in fine art photography. His recent work evokes popular culture and the work of masters from art history, from Hopper to Ed Ruscha. His work can be found in major museums and prestigious collections throughout the world, and he has exhibited extensively at such renowned institutions as Musée D’Orsay, Paris; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The National Portrait Gallery, London; and the Fotographfiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. LaChapelle lives and works in Maui, Hawaii.
September 17 to November 13, 2016
The Hudson River played an important role in Edward Hopper’s emotional and artistic development. Growing up in Nyack, NY, he had a view of the river from his bedroom window and he spent many hours at the village docks and shipyards, sketching and watching the building and rigging of boats. As a result of his love of the river, boats and waterscapes were a common subject in his art throughout his career. This exhibition documents the work of renowned artists who depicted the Hudson River during Edward Hopper’s lifetime (1882-1967) and reveals the change in artistic sensibilities and the evolving riverscape during those years.
Among the artists included in this exhibition are Reynolds Beal, Joseph Biel,
J.O. Davidson, A.B. Davies, C.K. Chatterton, William Fisher, Biskram Hartman,
John Henry Hill, and Hal Robinson.
This exhibition is curated by Mark Waller.