A magnetic exhibition is just about to open at the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana, featuring incredible works by painter Philip Koch, who has had the unique opportunity of working as an artist-in-residence in Edward Hopper’s home and studio. The results?
Though he is a graduate painting student at Indiana University, it wasn’t until Philip Koch encountered the incredible works of Edward Hopper that he moved away from abstract to realism. Discovering what he called the “glowing light and dramatic shadows” of Edward Hopper, Koch has gone on to complete 16 residencies in Hopper’s home and studio in Truro, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.
Lucky enough to experience the space in a creative way — viewing the same views as Hopper, and experiencing the same light and shadows — Koch has completed a compelling body of work that will soon be featured during an exhibition at the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana.
“Light and Shadow: Paintings and Drawings by Philip Koch from Edward Hopper’s Studio” will not just feature the works of Koch, but also provide new insight into Hopper’s 1941 painting of a house in Cape Cod, titled “Route 6, Eastham,” from the Swope’s permanent collection.
“Light and Shadow” opens on February 3 and will continue through March 25. To learn more, visit the Swope Art Museum.
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Thanks for sharing, Andrew. I love Hopper’s Cape paintings. Do you know where I can find information about applying for an artist’s residency at the Hopper Studio?
Hello, Tim! Your best bet is probably to contact the Hopper Studio directly. Their website is http://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/hoppers-nyc-studio.html. Good luck!