Kopeikin Gallery proudly presents Richard Tuschman’s first exhibition with the Gallery, titled “Hopper Meditations”, a series that seamlessly combines miniature hand built dioramas with real-life human interactions inspired by the work of Edward Hopper. An opening reception will be held September 13, from 5-8 PM. The show will be on view through October 18, 2014.
Richard Tuschman found inspiration in the realist, mid-century paintings of Edward Hopper. Combining his interests in art history, photography, painting and assemblage, Tuschman recreated and re-imagined many of Hopper’s paintings in this body of work. Tuschman’s photographs depict real-life models inhabiting dollhouse-sized dioramas built by the artist. The brooding color palette and textural quality typically found in paintings help to blur the line between painting and photography – at first glance, one is not sure which medium is being employed. The subjects in Tuschman’s narratives are captured in timeless moments of deep thought and reflection.
Richard Tuschman’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been awarded First Place in the International Kontinent Awards, Second Place in the International Photo Awards, Third Prize in the LensCulture Exposure Awards, Critical Mass Top 50, CENTER’s Choice Awards. Tuschman has also been featured in numerous publications including American Photography 29 and Photo District News.Kopeikin Gallery 2766 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034