November 16, 2018 – February 17, 2019 Members Opening & Reception: November 15, 2018 ART TALK: Angela Fraleigh in conversation with curator Elizabeth Colleary Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Nyack Library (more info)
A New York artist with a national reputation, Angela Fraleigh will transform the galleries at Edward Hopper into a vibrantly percussive environment with a series of site-specific paintings exploring the work and relationship of Edward Hopper and his wife Josephine Nivison. Covering the gallery walls with tightly cropped oil paintings of Hopper’s women, Fraleigh presents portraits of Hopper’s rendition of female faces - hidden from view - sitting against a backdrop of luscious vibrant painterly marks reminiscent of Jo Nivison’s famous early works. The installation is a continuation of Fraleigh’s latest body of work which seeks to explore the dormant narratives of women in art history.
Curated by Kristina Pfadt Burns February 28 - May 31, 2019 Members Opening & Reception: February 27, 2019
Zausner’s 2015 film Unsettled Matter has a distinctly Hopperesque feel in its sense of isolation, ambiguity, and quietude. “Zausner passes through New York as a ghost - purposefully marching through empty streets, lobbies and stations, sometimes no more than a flicker, but just as often stopping to contemplate: a book in the basement of the Strand, the mangled visage of Queen Hatshepsut at the Metropolitan Museum, or us, the viewer, at the center of the swirling maelstrom of Times Square (the only time in which we see other human beings). Though she interacts with no one, she is performing for us, right up until the possible endpoint of the film, when she comes physically crashing down onto her workbench strewn with stills from her last work — death by art...”
ALASTAIR NOBLE: Message in a Bo(a)ttle Hopper & Boating
June 12 - August 25, 2019 Members Opening & Reception: June 11
Conceived by the British artist Alastair Noble, this exhibition is inspired by Hopper’s youthful obsession with boating and his remarkable discovery of a message in a bottle by the river when he was sixteen. [Significantly, Hopper kept the bottle and his correspondence with the man who wrote the message, which are currently on display at the Hopper House.] Featuring flotillas of paper boats suspended from ceilings and running across gallery floors, Noble’s installation will also include “messages:” each boat will contain a phrase written by an author who Hopper admired. To evoke the atmosphere of river life, the installation will be punctuated by recordings made from the Hudson. Hopper’s own engagement with boating will be further represented by a remarkable selection of drawings of sailboats and other sea craft that he made as a young man.
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