The Edward Hopper House is pleased to present Richard Tuschman: Hopper Meditations from August 18 through October 29, 2017.
In these photographs, Tuschman (b. 1956) pays homage to Edward Hopper’s unique vision by creating staged scenes of fictional narrative “moments” that echo in subject and mood many of Hopper’s renowned images.
While the effect may recall Hopper’s iconic paintings, Tuschman’s process is much different. He starts by building dollhouse-sized dioramas with painstaking precision and detail. He photographs the diorama and then incorporates images of live models--including himself--into the scene.
Tuschman’s pictures, like Hopper’s, are imbued with a sense of anticipation, ambiguity and often sexual tension.
Trained as a painter and printmaker, Tuschman began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990s with the introduction of Photoshop: “Photoshop came naturally to me, and seemed much more analogous to painting and printmaking (which was good for me) than a traditional darkroom.
After that, my career in photo-illustration took off.” He has exhibited his work throughout the US and abroad. Awards include the 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 can be seen on book covers and have been published in numerous online publications including Slate, LensCulture, LensScratch and Huffington Post. In 2016 he was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography. He lives and works in New York City.
Richard Tuschman: Hopper Meditations from August 18 through October 29, 2017.
Edward Hopper House Art Center
82 North Broadway