EXHIBITION

Edge of a Dream

EDGE OF A DREAM explores the fine line between figurative narratives, reverie and the familiarity of reality … resembling a dream. Curated by Patrick & Holly Kahn, the installation features the works of eight nationally renowned fine art photographers, along with sculpture, fine art origami and jewelry.

Richard Tuschman began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990’s, developing a style that synthesized his interests in photography, painting and assemblage. “Hopper Meditations” is a personal photographic response to the work of the American painter, Edward Hopper. 

Placing one or two figures in humble, intimate settings, he creates quiet scenes that are psychologically compelling with open-ended narratives. Tuschman constructs dollhouse-sized sets and photographs their interiors, then photographs his human models in a variety of poses, lights, and positions, and digitally places them in the setting. His work has been exhibited and published internationally and recognized by Photo District News, Lens Culture, American Photography, Prix de la Photographie Paris, and the International Photography Awards. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Tom Chambers was born and raised on a farm in the Amish country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Chamber’s photomontages capture visions we often see in art and dreams but rarely in real life. Chambers’ photographs give familiar fantasies a sharp-edged realism. His work has been shown internationally through solo and group exhibits, including at Snap! 2012 URBAN WILD. Tom has received a variety of awards, as well as the fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Young girls and boys are the subjects of these dramatic, strongly emotional, and passionate photographs by New York photographer Wendy Sacks. Each water-based scene demonstrates moments of loneliness, the bonds of family, unrequited love, or untimely death. They reveal ‘an understanding of children with the knowledge of developmental stages and the struggle of the human spirit.’ Sacks is an international, award winning photographer. She is the recipient of the the 2013 International Fine Art Grand Prix De la Découverte Award and 2 time Juror Award of Merit, Paris, France.

Heather Evans Smith is an award winning fine art and conceptual portrait photographer based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her work captures both the everyday and the whimsical, telling stories of women and struggle, reality and the surreal. Smith’s work has been featured in exhibitions, magazines, literary journals and online publications. She was chosen as winner of Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n. In the fall of 2013 her winning image was brought to life in a short film directed by Jamie Foxx. Her image ‘Talk To Me’ was also the grand prize winner in PDN/ Emerging Photographers Magazine’s Go Indie Contest, 2014.

Thomas Dodd is an Atlanta based photographer and digital artist whose work blurs the lines between photography and classical art. His photographic images seamlessly blend the worlds of fantasy and surrealism and have been featured in magazines, on book covers, and in art galleries around the world. His work is on permanent exhibition in Paris at the Galerie L’oeil du Prince and at the Art Gallery Constantin in Senlis France.

Cash’s new ‘ReMastered Portraits’ work revisits the classics of art history. Cash begins with a photo of a high-quality painting from the past, then paints a contemporary design over it. The creativity of recovering old art through new design brings fascination both to the original work and Cash’s new creation. Cash’s other works, involving glass, mirrors and projected shadows, have been collected by the likes of the Museum of Modern Art and Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He has had more than 40 one-person exhibitions worldwide and created works on commission for MoMA.

New York based artist Kristian Schuller elegantly stages scenes creating fantastical, hyperromantic garments resulting in dreamlike images. Schuller’s design education under fashion icon Vivienne Westwood is evident in his imagery. Schuller has garnered international acclaim resulting in ongoing exposure in major publications. Courtesy our collaborating partners at CU1 Gallery.

Elise Bloom is a Florida based photographer. She began candidly photographing her two daughters from an early age through their teenage years, and continuously documented their interactions. This was the genesis of her project ‘In Close Proximity’. The project became a way to explore the concepts of togetherness, aloneness and the family unit versus individual identity. In Close Proximity also highlights spatial proximity and independence juxtaposed with interrelations within the family environment. Elise is exhibiting this very intimate series for the first time at Snap! Space.

Inspired by vintage time pieces and lighters from his grandmother’s collection, Mike Nuriel began creating choppers and motorcycles made out of vintage watch faces and movements. The frames are made out of steel or brass and the watch parts are used to put together a functional looking bike, resulting in beautiful and timeless one of a kind art pieces.

Fahan Sky McDonagh is a professional art teacher but also considers herself a student for life. Fahan Sky, who earned a Master’s of Fine Art specializing in glass from Rochester Institute of Technology, creates sculpture using many different glass techniques. Works from her stunning and delicate Pate de Verre series ‘Satori’ are on view at Snap! Space for the first time.

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