Liliane Tomasko: Mother-Matrix-MatterArt Exhibitions
The Lowe Art Museum will bring together a collection of beautiful works by contemporary Swiss artist Liliane Tomasko in an exhibition titled Liliane Tomasko: Mother-Matrix-Matter. The exhibition will showcase 27 oil paintings that typify Tomasko’s quietly powerful and richly evocative work, and her unique working method: soft sculptures are created from fabrics stacked in dimly-lit interiors, then photographed with a flashless Polaroid to create distorted images, and then used to inspire the masses of light and color that Tomasko paints in oil on linen. The resulting works are visually lush, and leave no doubt about Tomasko’s abiding interest in Post-Impressionist painters Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard. Her work equally evokes the quietude of Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, as well as the severity of Baroque masters Georges de La Tour and Johannes Vermeer. Tomasko’s forms, like her palette, generate a tense balance between stasis and chaos, with suggestive realities that seem, magically, to ebb and flow across her canvas. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. General admission is $10, seniors and non-UM students $5 and free for Lowe members, UM students, faculty and staff, and children under 12.