James Volkert
Structure: After Hopper
2015
Oil on canvas, wood, cast metal fittings
35 x 19 x 5
This piece is based on Edward Hopper's Blackwell Island painted in 1928. Blackwell Island (now Roosevelt Island) in New York City's East River was the site of a prison and asylum made famous by Nellie Bly's investigative reporting. The painting is supported above a post and beam structural grid system, reminiscent of a 19th Century construction methods.



Collection: South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
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