Isalos Fine Art up in Stonington, Maine is opening a new show next week, Inside Edward Hopper's World: Paintings by Philip Koch. Michael Daugherty, who runs Isalos, wrote in the press release for the show about how the paintings document a little known side of the famous American realist painter Hopper:
During 14 residencies, as well as time spent in the Nyack, New York house where Hopper lived until he was 30, Koch has inhabited the spaces in which Hopper lived. As Koch painted these spaces, he felt that he found clues to the inner life of the man, and expressed them in his own work. The paintings, pastels and charcoal drawings in this show are a small selection of many interiors and landscapes Koch has created over the years.
You can download the catalogue that reproduces all 16 paintings to be included in the upcoming show free from a link on the gallery's website.
Here's a selection of some of the pages from the catalogue:
Edward Hopper's birthplace in Nyack, New York, where he lived until he was nearly 30. It is now the Edward Hopper House Art Center (below). Visit and you'll come away with a deeper understanding of Hopper's work and life ( highly recommended!).
My oil Sun in an Empty Room III, painted on location in the room Hopper was born in and that served as his bedroom for several decades.
My oil Edward Hopper's Parlor, Nyack on the right.
Sun in an Empty Room II, another oil I painted in Hopper's Nyack bedroom. At right that's me walking back up the hill from the beach below Hopper's Cape Cod studio in S. Truro, MA.
I did a vine charcoal drawing of Hopper's bedroomSun in an Empty Room II before I tackled it in oil.
Edward Hopper's Bedroom, Nyack, oil on panel, a painting I did including the view of the distant Hudson River glimpsed out of one of the three windows in Hopper's bedroom in Nyack.