*ONE-TIME SCREENING ON OCTOBER 18* Special guest Phil Grabsky, Executive Producer & Director, will lead a post-screening Q&A moderated by Jordana Pomeroy, Director of FIU’s Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum!
Hopper’s work is the most recognizable art in America – popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers, and musicians have been influenced by his art – but who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such a bounty of notable work? This new film takes a deep look into Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships.
From his early career as an illustrator; his wife giving up her own promising art career to be his manager; his critical and commercial acclaim; and in his own words – this film explores the enigmatic personality behind the brush… Combined with expert interviews, diaries, and a startling visual reflection of American life, Hopper brings to life America’s arguably most influential artist. (90 mins / Language: English)
Phil Grabsky is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. With a film career spanning 25 years, Phil and his company Seventh Art Productions make films for cinema and television. His biggest project to date is the creation of a unique new arts brand: EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. This brings major art exhibitions – and the stories of both the galleries and the artists – to audiences worldwide.
Jordana Pomeroy is the Director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and an adjunct professor in the department of art and art history, where she focuses on gender theory. She received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and holds a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. Dr. Pomeroy held the position of Chief Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and served as a Professorial Lecturer in the M.A. program at Georgetown University. She is currently writing a biography for Getty Publications on the 18th-century painter Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun.