Leonid Tishkov – Private moon: America

Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 6pm September 14 thru October 5. (see contact information below)

Hand Print Workshop International is pleased to present the exhibition, Private Moon: America, by Russian contemporary artist Leonid Tishkov.

The works in this exhibition were created here in the Washington area as part of, “…a visual poem telling the story of a man who met the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life.” The works now being created are a continuation of a project begun in 2007 in Russia and expanded to Paris, Austria, China, Taiwan and the Arctic among other locations.

This series is comprised of large-scale color photographs and screen-prints. This project is aided by graduate students from the New Media Photojournalism Department of the Corcoran College of Art + Design. The final photo shoot will take place on the Mall, September 3rd between 7-9 pm.

Leonid Tishkov, was born in 1953 in the Ural Mountains; he studied medicine in Moscow before realizing his passion for art. Beginning his artistic career as a cartoonist, his work was quickly censored by the Soviet government and subsequently banned due to its publication outside of the Soviet Union.

One of the most prominent Russian artists working today Tishkov has assumed the life of a wandering poet drawing not only from the struggles of his native homeland, but from it’s rich culture. Tishkov’s diverse interests in theater, literature, poetry, medicine and painting culminate in a syncretism of ideas that generates artwork steeped in visual detail as well as storied literary associations. Tishkov’s work is in more than 30 worldwide collections, including those at the Getty Center (LA); Pushkin Museum (Moscow); Victoria and Albert Museum (London); Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris); and MoMA (New York City).

In collaboration with Dennis O’Neil of Handprint Workshop international, Private Moon: America is made possible by grants from the Abramson Family Foundation and the Corcoran College of Art+Design’s faculty development committee.

For more information, please contact Dennis O’Neil at (703)- 599-6655 or hpwi@earthlink.net

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