Michael Banning: Hopper / Hammershøi
September 6, 2019 – November 24, 2019
Members Opening & Reception: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Curated by Kirsten Jensen
Exploring the shared elements of the work of Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi and Edward Hopper, Banning’s paintings visualize the affinity between these two artists and their influence on his own work.
Curated by Leslie Smolan
Every few years a photographer emerges on the world stage with a unique voice and vision that immediately sets their work apart from anyone else. Cartier Bresson, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, …. each has a style and approach that defines their era and distinguishes them from other talented but more predictable image makers.
A longtime resident of Sneden’s Landing, he also lived in the same environment that shaped Edward Hopper. With a broad and passionate fan base, Smith’s images embody a magical combination of style, wit and whimsy. Rodney taps into shared emotional feelings that transcend borders or language – like hope, happiness and curiosity.
New York Times Obituary
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Curated by Carole Perry
A group of contemporary artists will display childhood objects charged with emotional associations which emphasize the influence of childhood on their personal and artistic development. It may be a toy, book, or other keepsake from the artist’s youth, or perhaps a drawings or painting that the artist made as a child. The exhibition will look at specific materials from Edward Hopper’s childhood as a point of departure to examine ways in which such objects influenced - or were harbingers - of his development. For instance, Edward Hopper drew “Little Boy Looking at the Sea” on the back of his report card from 1891. He was 9 years old that year and it was created within a year or two of that, when he started signing and dating his drawings. We can see that, at this early age, his artistic identity was beginning to take shape. There is much we know from his early childhood that led to his world view of an isolated, introspective figure that we now so closely associate his mature masterworks.
Curated by Shari Lin Fischberg
Recently deceased, Barkley Hendricks will be highlighted by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City. We are currently exploring curatorial and conceptual connections between Hopper and Hendrick’s images where each has leaned into using compositions “figures within the city” and “figure-less in the country.” Jack Shainman will be emphasizing figurative compositions, whereas Edward Hopper House will be widening the view to include Hendricks’ landscapes. Hendricks’ landscapes have a similar single focus and abstracted quality as Hopper’s landscape. Opening a “porthole” to views both sublime and antiseptic, Hendricks’ landscapes hint at a similar aloneness often seen in Hopper’s landscapes.
Ellsworth Kelly: The River Lithographs
Curated by Carole Perry
The (Hudson) River was a major source of inspiration for Edward Hopper. Kelly’s interest in the river and the effects of light and shadow, as well the inspiration of Paris, have echoes in Hopper’s work. This exhibition will highlight that connection.