“As we know it”

The 2020 Hygienic Artist in Residence Exhibit.

Casey Spec √ fine
Ryan Whiston √ fine
Bess Gaby √ fine
Troy Zaushny √ fine
Joseph Rivera √ fine

As We Know It. Hygienic Artist Residents.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 8th from 6:30 – 9pm
Hygienic Arts, 79 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
Cash bar and BYOF from local restaurants and dine in!
Outside reception with artists, small groups allowed inside gallery
(According to state mandated guidelines. Personal protection advised)


Hygienic Resident Artists present HEAVYMEADOW

Opening Fri September 28th 7-10p

show runs through October 20th

at Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank St. New London CT, 06320 | 860.443.8001


The Offerings B

Troy Zaushny, The Offerings, time-lapse from Mattias Lundblad on Vimeo.

“The Offerings B” 2017
finger prints and rubber stamps
Oil on hemp linen. 6′ x 12′

My new work the “Offerings B” premiers at Hygienic Arts in my solo show “modal realism”  9/15/17-10/14/17
The collage of original photos are “developed”  digitally, using a computer and a lot of finger digits. Here’s a detail:


Modal Realism

Modal Realism: Featuring works by Hygienic Resident Artist Troy Zaushny

at HYGIENIC ARTS, 79 Bank St. New London, CT

“Modal realism is the view propounded by David Kellogg Lewis that all possible worlds are as real as the actual world. It is based on the following tenets: possible worlds exist; possible worlds are not different in kind from the actual world; possible worlds are irreducible entities; the term actual in actual world is indexical, i.e. any subject can declare their world to be the actual one, much as they label the place they are “here” and the time they are “now”…”   
– From wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modal_realism

In this exhibit, I explore this concept and the nature of reality in a new body of work. I also propose the term “Modal Realism” as an artistic form or “ism” such as surrealism or impressionism, where the significance of the process or mode in which a work is created is equal to its subject and outcome.

“Let’s Dance” 2017
Oil on canvas, 54″ x 84″

Wax cut monoprints

Video by Mattias Lundblad.

Troy Zaushny, Wax Cut Monoprints from Mattias Lundblad on Vimeo.

I use a wax block (wax-cut) instead of more traditional materials like wood or linoleum in a typical relief printing method – where the surface of the block is cut and that which remains is inked and printed. I usually create a small series of monoprints rather than an edition. This means that each of my prints are unique, although they come from the same block. I often use my ink rollers like brushes, applying many colors to the surface of the plate creating shades and textures that cannot be replicated.

I am fascinated by the reductive process because of how the original block is consumed as the final artwork starts to emerge. It is a trans-formative event that to me, is symbolic of the destruction that occurs to an idea or vision when it is manifest into this world. While I celebrated this metamorphosis, I was always mournful of the waste products, the oily rags, piles of wood or linoleum shavings, and spent blocks that arrived with the artwork. I think it was for this reason that I started working with wax. I’ve been collecting my wax from used candles for about 15 years, adding harder waxes and purifying it along the way. I pour my own blocks using a mold of wood boards, clay, and a tabletop. After printing a series, I can scrape down the block and use it again, up to 4 times before melting it down with the shavings to pour another.

The quickening
“The Quickening (Natural Reflection #3)”
Wax-cut reductive monoprint / oil on muslin 30″ x 40″