Opening Reception: Hopper Redux, Photographs by Gail Albert Halaban
Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum
June 29, 2013
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Hopper Redux, a special exhibition of images by New York based photographer Gail Albert Halaban that offer a fresh look at the Gloucester houses made famous in the paintings of Edward Hopper. The reception is free and open to the public. By photographing the locations that served as Hopper's subjects, paying special attention to reproduce the exact perspectives from which they were painted, Halaban offers a contemporary view of the historically significant properties.
The fine detail and crisp colors of her photographs contrast sharply with the informal warmth of Hopper's watercolors. The distinction between private spaces and public displays is a subject that Halaban has explored in her work for some time now. Hopper Redux continues that narrative by showcasing the Hopper homes and their inhabitants as both confidential and publicly available. Edward Hopper experienced a creative breakthrough in Gloucester in the summer of 1923. It resulted in both artistic success and the meeting of his future wife, fellow artist Josephine Nivison.