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David Salle. Works on Paper
David Salle. Works on Paper - Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, New York - News - Lopez de la Serna CAC

Installation view of David Salle: Works on Paper at the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center by Andrea Swenson

David Salle is one of the most versatile and influential contemporary artists, and his expansive talent encompasses painting, photography, printmaking, and stage design. He is also a prolific essayist and is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.

“Salle is described as an artist's artist,” says Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, Edward Hopper House Museum Executive Director. “We are honored to feature his new work in galleries within the historic home of another iconic artist, providing an interesting venue to delve into Salle’s artistic dialogue with Edward Hopper.”

"I was schooled in classical painting at a young age, and Hopper's work was then, and remains, a touchstone for how to translate the visual world into paintable forms,” writes David Salle. “One of Hopper's main concerns was for the way light and shadow can be used to create a feeling of lived experience. It is something I strongly identify with, as well as Hopper's 'American-ness', even though what we think of as American painting has its roots in France.

The exhibition includes the first presentation of a selection of figural paintings executed in 2023.

More information at: Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center