Photographs, graphite drawings, and encaustic paintings by artist Stephen Tomasko will be on display from March 29 to May 16 at the Kendal Gallery.
The exhibit, “Delira and Excira,” derives its name from Irish words meaning “delighted and excited.”
Tomasko has been photographing gardens since 1989. In 2007, he began to work in color and add supplemental light to the scenes.
His selected works highlight the wonders of spring with flowering trees and colorful landscapes featured prominently.
Graphite drawings and encaustic paintings of young trees, bare in winter or just displaying the very first delicate buds of spring, provide a counterpoint to the photographs.
Tomasko’s work is held in collections nationally and internationally and has been the subject of solo gallery exhibitions for more than 25 years. His imagery has been shown in venues ranging from Los Angeles to Adelaide, Australia, to Paris, France.
An artist reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at the Heiser Lounge, Kendal at Oberlin. The public is welcome.
Courtesy image “Delira and Excira” focuses on the change from the bare trees of winter to flowering landscapes of spring.