Klompching Gallery is delighted to present the debut of Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz, a new series of photographs by Richard Tuschman. This will form the artist's first solo exhibition at Klompching Gallery, and will be launched with an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 3rd, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, with the artist in attendance.
Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz is a visual novella, which portrays a fictional Jewish family in 1930s Poland. Set in the once vibrant neighborhood of Kazimierz in Krakow, the location is a metaphor for loss and decay. In 1935, the Jewish historian Meir Balaban, described the neighborhood's declining Jewish population as being "only the poor and the ultra-conservative." Indeed, the darkness evident in the photographs, is underpinned by an awareness that the fates of the characters, are likely doomed by history, with the impending holocaust. While death, the fraying of family bonds, and feelings of grief haunt many of the photographs, this gloom is punctuated by moments of love, longing and tenderness.
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Pictured: Working Morning, 2014 © Richard Tuschman/courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York