Portrait of A Village, Ukraine – Photographs by Lida Suchy

January 28, 2023 to March 11, 2023

For the past 9 years, Ukraine has been represented by images of conflict, destruction, and carnage, brought about by Russia’s war on Ukraine.

As a first-generation American and daughter of Ukrainian refugees, Lida Suchy draws on her background as a resource and inspiration for her creative work. For nearly 30 years she has been photographing in the Ukrainian village, Kryvorivnya, creating a composite portrait of this rural community.

In this exhibition, Lida presents us with images that can help viewers to connect with Ukraine beyond the news headlines. In her statement Lida dedicates this exhibition, “…to the people of Ukraine, all those who stand in support of a free Ukraine, and to the memory of 27-year-old Artem Dymyd, who — брав від життя все і сам був життям — ‘lived life to its fullest.’ He is one of thousands of beautiful young people giving their lives to defend their country and our freedom.”

Prints of these three images will be available at ArtRage for $100 each during the exhibition.
 Archival Pigment Print, Hahnemuhle Fiber Matt Fine Art Paper
Signed (Open Edition)
Image size 8.5 x 6.8” on paper size 10 x 7” 
25% of proceeds from the sales will be donated to Razom for Ukraine.
Razom is providing critical humanitarian war relief and recovery to address the most urgent needs in Ukraine as they evolve.
Learn more or donate directly at razomforukraine.org

On view during the exhibition:

Pictograph, 21 min. Directed by Mišo Suchý www.vimeo.com/194305718

Photographs by Lida & Mišo Suchý, with color drawings by Paraska Plitka-Horytsvit
Vignettes of life in the village Kryvorivnya in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine, where once the novel Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors was written and later filmed and where, to this day, the passage of time has its own pace.

SUSTAINING SPONSORS: Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith

Exhibition Sponsors:
Mary Bronner, Diane Grafly & Paul Pearce, Donna & Phil Muhs-McCarten, Katherine & Craig Polhamus, Nancy Keefe Rhodes, Carmen Viviano-Crafts and Rosemary Welch & Craig Schlanger

Season Sponsors:
Bruce & Kathy Coville, Annemarie Deegan, Edgewood Gallery, Chris Flynn, Julia Ganson, GEGENSATZ PRESS, Sam Gruber, Mary Kuhn, Jeremy McKay, Diane Murphy, Lleni Pach, George Savage, Ellen Schwartz, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Vince Sgambati,
Sharye Skinner, Dana Sovocool & Brian Gruninger, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane, Ron VanNorstrand, Shaila Wood & Ramesh Gaonkar, and Amy Zamkoff

Special Benefactors:
Bousqet Holstein, PLLC, Onondaga County administered by CNY Arts, Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Anonymous, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, Caroline Cargo, Therese A. Deegan, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, Ann Jamison, Sarah Stuart Macllvain, Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat, Nancy & Bruce McCoy, Shirley & Larry Novak, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, and Mary Stanley