Swope Art Museum Exhibition Part II
This is me last week in Terre Haute, Indiana grinning next to Swope Art Museum's famous Hopper oil, Route 6, Eastham from 1941.
Here are some more images of Swope's current exhibition Light and Shadow: Paintings and Drawing by Philip Koch from Edward Hopper's Studio (through March 25, 2017). Susan Baley, Swope's Director, conceived of the show to connect some contemporary art with some of the key artworks from the founding collection when the Swope opened to the public 75 years ago.
In one of the two larger galleries, a panorama of three of my large landscape oils- left: After the Storm III, 45 x 90 inches, 1986, middle: Horizon, 40 x 60 inches, 2016, right: Down to the Bay, 36 x 72 inches, 2008. The lighting on these paintings in the gallery was just perfect to show their colors.
Below: In the other large gallery- left: Truro Studio Kitchen, oil, 40 x 30 inches, 2016, middle: Edward Hopper's Truro Studio Kitchen, vine charcoal, 8 x 10 inches, 2012, right: Edward Hopper's Truro Studio Kitchen: Open Door, oil, 40 x 60 inches, 2016.
A detail of the middle drawing- this is where Hopper and his wife Jo ate their breakfast.
Below: In the opposite corner of the same gallery, two views of Hopper's bedroom. At right: Truro Studio: Two Rooms, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, 2016. At left an earlier drawing of the same bedroom closet, Hopper Bedroom III, vine charcoal, 7 x 14 inches, 2012.
Here's a close up of the small drawing in the distance in the photo above, Hopper Bedroom III. It has been an incredible help to me to be able to observe the studio's interior at all times of day over the course of years. Making drawings served as preparation to tackling this closet in oil at a large scale.