Terre Haute, IN
As a graduate painting student at Indiana University, Philip Koch was working abstractly until he rediscovered the “glowing light and dramatic shadows” of Edward Hopper. The experience inspired the young artist to begin painting realistically. Since 1983, Philip Koch has completed 16 residencies in Hopper’s home and studio in Truro, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Spending time in the spaces inhabited by Hopper, seeing the same views, and experiencing the play of light and shadow in the rooms has provided Koch with a unique understanding of Hopper’s work and process. The exhibition will provide new insight into Hopper’s 1941 painting of a house in Cape Cod titled Route 6, Eastham from the Swope’s founding permanent collection.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.