Exhibition - Richard Tuschman: My Childhood Reassembled

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Online
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Klompching Gallery is delighted to present a viewing room and virtual exhibition, of new work by Richard Tuschman. Four years in the making, My Childhood Reassembled explores the artist’s childhood in the American suburban Midwest of the early 1960s. Following on from his previous successful projects, Hopper Meditations and Once Upon A Time Kazimierz, Tuschman continues to develop a strong visual  oeuvre—working with a combination of miniature dioramas and digital collaging of live models—in the staging of complex narratives. 

Here, the artist has invoked, what he describes as the “stubbornly esthetically mute” interiors of the family home of his formative years; a nondescript red-brick two-family home built in 1955. This is contrasted with the expert use of highly expressive lighting, and performative expressions and body language of the ‘family stand-ins’, to convey the range of moods embedded in the artist’s memories of times past.

“… When I think of the heavily varnished, badly nicked, inexpensive hollow-core bedroom doors I remember the complicated, mixed feelings I harbored towards my siblings, who were alternately my best friends and arch-rivals. When I think of the kitchen linoleum floor, I remember wondering, with a mix of anxiety and curiosity, about the mysteries of my parents’ marriage, trying to make sense of their hushed tones as they spoke quietly in that room when my father came home from work late at night”.—Richard Tuschman.

This highly-anticipated series, is now available for acquisition.

Collectors interested in making a purchase, can contact Darren Ching at darren@klompching.com

Richard Tuschman began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990’s, developing a style that synthesized his interests in photography, painting and assemblage. He has been exhibited widely, both in the US and internationally. Accolades and awards include Prix de la Photographie Paris (Gold Medal, People's Choice), Critical Mass Top 50, International Kontinent Awards (1st Place, Fine Art Projects) and Center Project Launch Juror's Award (chosen by Roger Watson, Fox Talbot Museum). His photographs have been published on numerous online magazines/journals including Slate, The Guardian, GUP Magazine and Huffington Post among others. In 2016 he was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography. In 2016, the Klompching Gallery presented the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, with Once Upon A Time In Kazimierz. He lives and works in New York.

Exhibition Date: February 18, 2021 - May 13, 2021 

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