Sean Scully: No Words
March 9 – May 27, 2018
Sean Scully is renowned for his paintings featuring different colored stripes of thickly applied oil paint. Though abstract, his imagery is derived from the natural world and serves as a metaphor that relates to things outside the painting. The works to be shown in this exhibition are from the "Doric" series. Scully has said that the series is a love letter to Greece: “I wanted to celebrate what Greece had given us, to humanity, and tried to make an architectural metaphor, in which I tried to include, in a sense, the history of romantic painting. For the Doric paintings I tried to show something that was based on order and classicism.” While the series pays homage to Greece and its classical architecture, many of the works were created in Scully’s studio in Tappan, New York--not far from the Nyack of Edward Hopper’s formative years—and it is the local environment and his emotions on a given day that Scully responds to when creating the paintings.
Born in Dublin in 1945, Scully moved to London as a child and studied art at the Central School of Art and Croydon College of Art before receiving his BA from Newcastle University in 1972. Scully moved to United States in 1975 and currently lives and works New York and Munich, Germany.
June 8 – September 2, 2018
Claudia Alvarez creates ceramic sculptural installations of child-sized figures imbued with adult-like characteristics. The work engages in diverse and timeless subjects such as immigration, violence, youth/aging, and power struggles. The incongruity of these youthful figures placed in unexpected situations suggests a dreamlike state that challenges our perceptions of reality and emotional clarity.
For this exhibition Alvarez, will create childlike figures in the image of Edward Hopper as a way of thinking about Hopper reflecting back at himself from childhood to adulthood. The sculpture will suggest Hopper at different stages of his life, some will have an older face with a small body, or childlike body.
Edward Hopper House is pleased to present an exhibition of work by renowned graphic designer, Milton Glaser (b. 1929) in the fall of 2018. Glaser’s iconic designs include the “I Love NY” logo, the psychedelic poster for Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits album, and the Brooklyn Brewery logo. He is also co-founder New York Magazine and Push Pin Studios. Throughout his long career, he has exhibited extensively worldwide, and designed many posters, publications and architectural designs. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the National Medal of the Arts award from President Barack Obama in 2009.