Exhibition: “Emerging Shadows: Edward Hopper and his Contemporaries”

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is considered the foremost realist of the twentieth-century celebrated for his scenes of New York City, New England landscapes, and interiors. Through his use of light and strongly cast shadows, the artist instilled his subjects with a sense of drama creating an aura of expectation and impending change. Shadows are a recurrent motif in Hopper’s work and part of its power to enthrall viewers, emphasizing the sense of alienation, anonymity, and isolation of the human condition. While we are only peripherally conscious of shadows in nature, this exhibition will demonstrate how they assume a narrative and metaphoric dimension in the work of Hopper and his contemporaries, including George Bellows, Armin Landeck, Martin Lewis, Louis Lozowick, Isabel Bishop, Howard Cook, and Stow Wengenroth.

Emerging from the Shadows will present three watercolors and two etchings by Hopper, including his iconic print Night Shadows, and twenty additional works by ten of his fellow artists, primarily etchings and lithographs on loan from museums, private collections, and selected from The Hyde’s permanent collection. Curated by Erin Coe, Chief Curator, The Hyde Collection.

Museum hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm; Sunday: 12noon -5pm; closed Monday and most national holidays.

The Hyde Collection is an art museum and historic house complex with a distinguished collection consisting of works by American and European artists such as Botticelli, Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Homer and Eakins, as well as important decorative arts and antique furnishings. The Museum provides changing exhibitions in two gallery spaces, lectures, concerts, family activities and school programming. For detailed information visit www.hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761.

Date/Time: 06/14/2014 10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Location: The Hyde Collection

161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Cost: General admission $8; seniors (60+) $6; students with ID and children 12 & under are free; active duty U.S. military and their families are free; second Sundays of each month are free; Hyde members are free.

Phone: (518)792-1761

More Information: www.hydecollection.org