Liliane Tomasko’s The Shifting Opens at GAC Jan. 26

Paintings will be on display through March 3

An exhibition by Liliane Tomasko, The Shifting, will open in the Riverside Galleries at GarrisonArtCenter on Jan. 26 and run through March 3. The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Swiss-born painter Tomasko is known for her paintings of vaguely familiar objects and spaces. She began her undergraduate education in sculpture at the ChelseaCollege of Art and Design in London and received a master of arts in sculpture from the Royal Academy Schools, London. In the late 1990s, sculpture gave way to painting, as Tomasko spent more time traveling between her bases of Barcelona, London and New York City. Her work is shown extensively in galleries and museums throughout Europe. In 2010, The New York Studio School presented her first solo exhibition in the United States.

In The Shifting, Tomasko has deliberately thrown out of focus the obvious, only to reveal it in pieces of evolving comprehension. Cristin Leach Hughes, art critic for The Sunday Times (Ireland), compares Tomasko’s work to Caravaggio and said of her recent exhibition in Dublin, “This feeling for color and composition lends Tomasko’s apparently soft paintings a counterintuitive strength. They glow quietly with an inner potency.”

The Riverside Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the GAC website, email [email protected] or call the Garrison Art Center at 845-424-3960.

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