Stephen Hopper “Painting with Light”

April 27 to May 10, 2024

The Art League of Long Island’s (ALLI) Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery is proud to announce a unique dual exhibition featuring the captivating photography of Stephen Hopper alongside the vibrant works of past and present students from the Art League printmaking and collage programs, collectively titled “Printmakers and Collage Artists of ALLI.” This dynamic showcase will take place on the first and second floors of the gallery, offering visitors an immersive experience into the diverse mediums of visual artistry.

Stephen Hopper, an esteemed photographer with a rich history in the craft, presents “Painting with Light” on the first floor. Hopper’s journey in photography began with humble beginnings on Long Island, where he developed a deep passion for capturing moments through the lens of his camera. From his early days with a Kodak Brownie to his profound encounters with renowned photographers like Arnold Newman and Brassaï, Hopper’s evolution as an artist has been marked by a relentless pursuit of perfection and a keen eye for the interplay of light and shadow.

“Painting with Light” offers viewers a glimpse into Hopper’s lifelong dedication to his craft, showcasing a curated selection of photographs that span over five decades. From mesmerizing street scenes inspired by his mentor Brassaï to intimate portraits that reveal the essence of his subjects, Hopper’s work transcends mere imagery, inviting audiences to ponder the deeper narratives woven into each frame.

“We are thrilled to present this dual exhibition, bringing together the dynamic photography of Stephen Hopper with the works of our talented printmakers and collage artists,” said Susan Peragallo, Curator of the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery. “This collaboration not only highlights the diversity of artistic expression within our community but also offers a multi-dimensional experience for our visitors, inviting them to explore the intersection of light, form, and creativity.”