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Upcoming Artist Gallery Talk at Edward Hopper House March 6, 7 P.M.

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Philip Koch,  Monhegan Dawn: Ochre, oil on panel  6 1/2 x 13", 2015
On Friday, March 6 I'm giving a gallery talk in Nyack, NY about the work in the Edward Hopper House Art Center's current exhibition Philip Koch: Landscapes and Hopper Interiors. Naturally I've been mulling over what I want to say. The talk's at 7:00 and is free to the public. 
The show is taking place in the house where Hopper was born and grew up. It's situated on a rise one block above the open sweep of the Hudson River, something that played a huge role in his youthful imagination. Years later he would build a studio for himself atop an 80' sand dune overlooking the waters of Cape Cod Bay in Truro, MA. And if one visits that studio that Hopper himself designed down to the last nail, one can't help but be struck by how similar it is in feeling to his Nyack home. That's no accident.
Philip Koch, Sun in an Empty Room, vine charcoal, 9 x 12", 2012
Hopper put enormous stock in the…

Opening Reception: Edward Hopper House Art Center

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Here's a selection of photos from the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY of their opening reception for their new feature exhibition Philip Koch: Landscapes and Hopper Interiors that was held Saturday, Feb. 22. 

Carole Perry, the Executive Artistic Director of the Art Center did a tremendous job hanging the show and sensitively lighting the works. Honestly I think this is one of my all time favorites of solo exhibitions I have had over the years. The work will be on display through April 12, 2015.














Philip Koch in front of his oil The Voyage of Memory, with the oils  White Thicket in the middle Yellow Arcadia at the right.




Deer Isle, oil on panel, 36 x 72" at right.



Above the mantel: The Voyage of Memory, oil on canvas, 38 x 38"




Some of the smaller works in the Hallway Gallery of the Art Center. Upper left: Sun in an Empty Rood: Blue, oil on panel 12 x 16", top middle: Sun in an Empty Room II, vine charcoal, 7 x 14" and Below middle: Sun in an Empty Room III, …

Exhibition at Edward Hopper House Art Center

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I am just back from Nyack, NY where I was on hand for the installation of the Edward Hopper House Art Center's upcoming feature exhibition Philip Koch: Landscapes and Hopper Interiors. The show will officially open with a reception on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5-7p.m. Please come and say hello!
Here is a photo of the installation in progress in the Hopper House's main galleries. I am pressed for time now so I won't be writing a usual blog post, but I did want to show a quick selection of some of the works to be displayed.



Here is the freshly shoveled front walk to Edward Hopper House Art Center- no doubt young Edward Hopper shoveled it clear more than a few times in his day.





White Thicket, oil on linen, 28 x 42"



Edward Hopper's Parlor, Nyack, oil on linen, 32 x 24", 2015



Deer Isle,  oil on panel, 36 x 72", 2008



Truro Studio Kitchen, pastel, 6 x 8", 2010


Edward Hopper's Truro Studio Kitchen II, oil on panel 10 x 7 1/2"


Hopper's Beach, Looking North,…