Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life
August 22-October18, 2015 in the Main Gallery
Curators: Shari Fischberg & Sally Spivak
Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life is a group exhibition featuring 16 artists who challenge traditional notions of home and domestic life.
In the 19th Century, artists produced sentimental visions of life portraying the idyllic family. By contrast, the artists in this exhibition employ a variety of techniques and mediums to reveal the complexity of everyday life in the house and home. Challenging the idealized social and familial expectations of family and home, they choose to highlight the layered meanings of relationship tensions, roles, rituals, and personal and cultural traditions.
Small Matters of Great Importance Annual Juried Show: Light & Shadow
October 24, 2015 - January 3, 2016
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 1, 2015
JUROR: Lisa Panzera, Senior Director of Fergus McCaffrey, New York
EDWARD HOPPER HOUSE ART CENTER welcomes applicants to its 22nd annual Small Matters of Great Importance juried exhibition, held in two gallery rooms of Edward Hopper’s birthplace and childhood home, now a non-profit art center and museum. The exhibition celebrates small works that make big statements despite their size.
THEME: In keeping with Edward Hopper-related themes, this year all submissions should focus on Light & Shadow. Light was an important expressive tool for Edward Hopper. As he said, “What I wanted to do was paint light on the side of a house.” We invite artists to submit work that features light and/or shadow as a key element.