An exhibition of Leah K. Tomaino’s recent works of art, a one-woman show, “Nature’s Embrace,” will be held at The Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery at Temple B’nai Or in Morristown through Jan. 6, 2017. Gallery hours are during Temple B’nai Or functions and by appointment during business hours, Mon. through Fri.
To arrange an appointment, call 973-348-9546.
Tomaino’s lush and vibrant artwork springs from simple materials, featuring pioneering collage applications of acrylic paint and paper on canvas. At first glance, one appreciates the beauty and serenity of each of these paintings, rather than its painstaking genesis in the studio. Each is the product of months of work, in which Tomaino paints ordinary brown bags with vivid colors, tears them into a myriad of miniature pieces, which she hand-applies to realize her vision. Inspired by nature’s beauty, her interest in this medium relates to the cycle of life and nature, as the bags start out as trees and she transforms them into an image of the natural world.
Tomaino’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions. Her most recent solo exhibition was held earlier this year in the Starlight Gallery at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. She has received significant national recognition and numerous awards.
Tomaino of Randolph holds a bachelor’s in fine arts from The Cooper Union, New York, NY; a master’s of arts from William Paterson University, Wayne; is an adjunct professor of visual arts at the County College of Morris and at Centenary University; and also teaches at Artworks Studio, Randolph.
Temple B’nai Or is a Reform Jewish congregation and a welcoming, diverse and caring community. A portion of the purchase price of all art works sold benefits Temple B’nai Or.
For additional information on Tomaino, visit www.leahktomaino.com; or on Temple B’nai Or, visit www.templebnaior.org