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Tammy Kushnir Down the Beaten Path: A Journey Through Emotions

February 27 – April 18, 2021 2021-02-27 09:00:00 2021-04-18 09:00:00 15 Tammy Kushnir Down the Beaten Path: A Journey Through Emotions https://www.bananafactory.org/event/10553/tammy-kushnir-down-the-beaten-path-a-journey-through-emotions/ Banana Factory true MM/DD/YYYY
Venue: Banana Factory

Digital Exhibition

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Artist Statement
My work focuses on the instability of emotions and often mental illness. In this case, using a house as a metaphor for dealing with issues that arise from the past , present or dealing with future events. The house is built on an unsteady foundation while often being set ablaze or encountering fire ( which can both sustain life and simultaneously destroy it as well). The house is a personification of human emotions painted in a primitive form ( such as our emotions are primitive and instinctual ). Dealing with the darkness, for some, even being in what can be considered an environment of safety, 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.

Artist Biography
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 and ElephantStock.

In 2017, she got serious about painting after visiting Alaska. Painting mainly animals, she has now expanded that to surreal 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 some of 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 Graphite Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana and City Art Gallery in Columbia, South Carolina. She resides in Chalfont, PA with her husband and two teen sons.

Venue Information
Banana Factory
25 W. Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-332-1300
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