Happenings at the Edward Hopper House, Oct – Nov 2015


Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life.

On view through October 18, 2015 in the Main Gallery

Curators: Shari Fischberg & Sally Spivack

Edward Hopper House presents a group exhibition featuring 16 artists who challenge traditional notions of home and domestic life. Artists included in this exhibition: Adam Brent, Borinquen Gallo, Sarah Holcomb & Patrick Sandefur, Daniel Kazimierski, Tara Kopp, Eileen MacAvery, Ingrid Menendez, Brittany Miller, Josh Millis, Shervone Neckles, Eileen Brady Nelson, Kirsten Nelson, Jeanie Neyer, Christine Randolph, David Spear, Traci Talasco.


Small Matters of Great Importance: Light & Shadow

Annual Juried Small Works Show in the Main Gallery

October 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Juror: Lisa Panzera, PhD, Senior Director of Fergus McCaffrey, New York

Annual juried small works show featuring artists from around the world. This year’s theme “Light & Shadow,” refers to the importance of sunlight in Hopper’s work. Selected artists: Elaine Alibrandi John Aquilino, Bob Avakian, Peter Baczek, Tamalin Baumgarten, Sue Bryan, Heather Leigh Douglas, Karen Edelmann, Chris Ekstrom, Carla Falb, Bin Feng, Shabnam Ghazzi, Austin Harrison, Teri Havens, Marilyn Henrion, Robert Hunter, Jamey Jackson, Cristine Kossow, MeeWha Lee, Sara Minsky, Nicole Mongelluzzo, Maxine Nodel, Elaine Norman, Brittany Petronella, Jeremy Plunkett, Nick Savides, Marriott Sheldon, Ron Smid, Liz Stubbs, Jay Sullivan, Will Sweetland, Diana Teeter, Therese Thorgren, Daniel van Benthuysen, Win Zibeon.


Sculpture in the Garden 2015, through October 4, 2015

Edward Hopper House presents a selection of large-scale sculpture in the garden once again this year with a group show organized by Eric David Laxman. Exhibiting artists: Thea Lanzisero, Eric David Laxman, Elaine Lorenz, and Conrad Levenson.

Edward Hopper- Early Work and Memorabilia, Ongoing in the Sanborn Gallery

Early drawings, paintings, and etchings, together with memorabilia, including model boats made by Hopper, paint boxes, and an easel, are presented on an ongoing basis.

Artists of the Month 2015

Artist members of the Edward Hopper House are invited to display work in the Edward Hopper House gift shop each month with receptions on First Fridays.

October: Jane Cowles. Reception October 2, 6-7 pm

November: Chris Dabagian. Reception November 6, 6-7 pm



An All-Hopper Evening of Poetry

Friday, October 2, 7 PM

Nyack poet Maxine Silverman will read “Our Year of Edward Hopper” from her newest collection Momentarily, and Carole Stone, a New Jersey poet, will read from Hurt, The Shadow: the Josephine Hopper Poems. Both poets have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and are the recipients of numerous awards, fellowships and residencies.

In addition to her chapbooks and two books of poetry (Transport of the Aim, a garland of poems on the lives of Emily Dickinson, TW Higginson and Celia Thaxter from Parallel Press and Palimpsest from Dos Madres Press), Maxine Silverman (www.maxinegsilverman.com) has also created collage and assemblage inspired by Hopper’s paintings. Carole Stone is the author of seven chapbooks and four books of poetry, most recently American Rhapsody (Cavan Kerry Press). As Harvey Shapiro said of Hurt, The Shadow (Dos Madres Press), “Edward Hopper’s paintings fascinate poets because they contain the essence of American loneliness.” Jo Hopper, his wife, model and muse, fascinates Stone even more. A book sale and signing will follow the readings.

See Memory, A Film by Viviane Silvera
(2015, running time 22 min.)

Friday, November 6, 2015, 7 PM
In 2014, artist Viviane Silvera exhibited paintings from her series “Film Project: Therapy,” which payed homage to Edward Hopper’s work through the literal and unspoken relationships between light, the psychological, the solitary, and the cinematic–dominant themes in Hopper’s work. Silvera returns to the Edward Hopper House on November 6th to present and discuss the resultant film, See Memory, a stop-motion film made out of 15,000 painting stills. See Memory explores how our memories define who we are, how we remember, and the inextricable link between memory and imagination.

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