ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz a photographic novella by New York artist Richard Tuschman opening Friday September 16th and continuing through October 29th, 2016. An Artist Reception will take place on Friday, September 16th from 5 – 7 PM.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz’s colorful tableaux depict an episode in the life of a fictional Jewish family living in 1930’s Poland. Focusing on the theme of loss, Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz’s dreamlike and poetic vignettes describe scenes of sacrifice, grief, and family tension, but are also punctuated with moments of love, longing, and tenderness. Kazimierz’s images ultimately combine to form a powerful open-ended narrative leading viewers to create their own sequence and fill the gaps between frames with their own imagination. To achieve his cinematic style, Tuschman seamlessly combines live models with meticulously detailed doll-house size dioramas giving him full control to direct each scene – a process the artist pioneered in his previous series Hopper Meditations. For Tuschman, “The project is my attempt to visually weave together narrative fiction with strands of both cultural and family history, … It is my hope that in this way, the pictures in Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz reflect the fleeting, fluid nature of both memory, and of dreams.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Richard Tuschman is an artist and educator working with digital imaging to synthesize his interests in photography, painting, and assemblage since 1990. Tuschman’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including Photology Gallery in Milan Italy, AIPAD 2016 in NYC, at the Prix de la Photographie, Paris. He also continues to teach workshops internationally as well at institutions such as The Griffin Museum, The Los Angeles Center for Photography, the Maine Photographic Workshops, and independently in Milan, Italy. Tuschman’s projects have twice been included in the photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, he was a finalist for the New Orleans Photo Alliance 2016 Clarence John Laughlin Award, and was recently named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography for 2016. Richard Tuschman lives and works in New York City. Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz is Tuschman’s second solo exhibition with photo-eye Gallery.