Edward Hopper House
David LaChapelle: Gas Stations
Nyack, New York
July 9 - September 11, 2016
The GAS STATION series was shot on location in the rainforest of Maui. In the Gas Station photographs, the rain forest envelops the fueling stations acting as an organic force that is both generative and destructive; it represents the source of fossil fuels, but it also has the power to re-engulf these man-made creations. Their eerie, subtly surrealist lighting and composition suggest art-historical influences from Edward Hopper to Ed Ruscha.
LaChapelle draws on an immense lexicon of art historical references, current events, and popular culture, to make visually compelling images, each unique in their narrative and evocative content. His work is included in numerous public and private collections, and has been exhibited internationally at museums and institutions including the Musée D’Orsay, Paris; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The National Portrait Gallery, London; and the Fotographfiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC will include LaChapelle’s work in the show American Cool, February – September 2014. LaChapelle lives and works in Maui, Hawaii.
On the National Registrar for Historic Places, The Edward Hopper House is a multi-arts center for artists to display their work in all media, and to encourage and nurture community engagement with the arts.
Edward Hopper House Art Center
82 N Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960