Upcoming Artist Gallery Talk at Edward Hopper House March 6, 7 P.M.
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", 201