John F. Simon, Jr. : The Ever Present Sun
June 20 - August 16, 2015 in the Main Gallery
Opening reception: Saturday, June 20, 5-7 pm
John F. Simon, Jr. (b. 1963) is known for his software based installations and projections, often using computers to activate ideas from the history of painting. For this exhibition, Simon will produce a new site-specific freestanding sculptural work that is inspired by Edward Hopper's paintings of urban exteriors.
Using pencil sketching, 3D modeling, and CNC milling, Simon takes advantage of the latest digital fabrication techniques to exaggerate perspective and simulate shadow, building and mixing several facade styles in alternating patterns. He will also show several of his earlier software “art appliances” whose imagery and style relate to his love of the architectural styles of New York City.
Simon received an AB in art and ScB in geology from Brown University, an MA in Earth and planetary sciences from Washington University, and an MFA in computer art from the School of Visual Arts, NY. He has exhibited his work throughout the world and it is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Phillips Collection, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.
RELATED EVENT: First Friday, August 7 @ 7 pm, Artist Talk
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.