LIDA SUCHY: Portrait of A Village

January 28, 2023 to March 11, 2023

For the past 8 years Ukraine has been represented by images of conflict, war, destruction, and carnage. Lida’s images can help viewers to connect to the current situation in Ukraine on a personal level that goes beyond the daily news by putting a human face on the tragic war that is being waged upon the Ukrainian people.

As a first-generation American and daughter of Ukrainian refugees, Lida draws on this background as a resource and inspiration for her creative work. She has photographed in the western village of Kryvorivnya, on and off since 1991. Using a slow and sometimes cumbersome 8×10” analog camera, she captured a detailed description of the village, thus creating a composite portrait of this rural community through individual portraits of its members. With the hope of overturning soviet style authoritarianism, villagers actively participated in the Euromaidan Revolution of Dignity in 2014.

Today many are still defending Ukraine.

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, 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