Join us for a curator-led walkthrough of Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros with Eric Fischl.
Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous.
Born in New York City in 1948, Eric Fischl is one of the most influential American figurative painters and sculptors working today. Fischl is most well known for provocative, large-scale paintings of middle-class suburban America that are imbued with psychological and often uncomfortable sexual undertones. He lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY with his wife, the painter April Gornik.