August 29th-November 11th
This solo exhibition of Tammy Kushnir's art will be on display in our Terrace Gallery and Lobby Hallway
An artist reception and gallery talk will take place on September 8th from 5-7pm here at Bower Center for The Arts in Bedford, Virginia
Enjoy a virtual video walkthrough of this exhibit HERE.
Artist Talk/Reception - Friday, September 8, 2023 - Enjoy Tammy Kushnir's remarks regarding her exhibit and hear answers to participant's questions HERE!
Meet the Artist - Tammy Kushnir
Tammy Kushnir has been an artist her whole life. She finds her passion in her creations . She originally studied art history at Temple University with the intention of working in an auction house. Instead she decided to stay home with her children and raise them shortly after getting married. While staying home with them, she discovered a love of mixed media art. Having only drawn her whole life, working with various objects to create keepsake boxes and book art was an amazing challenge and helped get her into many publications and write two crafts books. As her boys got older, she began going back to drawing and introducing painting to her palette as she created digital art. She began working with various licensing companies and started creating for Oopsy Daisy, ElephantStock and Mixtiles.
In 2017, she got serious about painting after visiting Alaska. Painting mainly animals, she has now expanded that to abstract landscapes vacillating from dark to light. Working mainly in acrylics, she also enjoys going back to the roots of mixed media, incorporating ink, colored pencils, modeling paste, and other textures into her creations.
Her artwork has won awards and has been seen in various brick- and -mortar and online gallery shows.
She is currently represented by JRB Art At the Elms in Oklahoma City, OK, Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona ,Joseph Gierek Fine Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio, M&H Custom Framing and Gallery in Warminster, PA and Graphite Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana. She resides in North Wales, PA .
My work focuses on the instability of emotions and often mental illness. I often use a house as a metaphor for dealing with issues that arise from the past, present or dealing with future events, but have also begun including landscapes in various shades of color to indicate passing emotions. Dealing with the darkness, for some, even being in what can be considered an environment of safety and beauty of nature, can be painful and leave them feeling alone. Issues such as depression, or isolation can cause distortion of a once beautiful space. For some it never was a beautiful space to begin with. Hopefully my pieces resonate with the various emotions the viewers feel and help them through the darkness that they may be experiencing.