Exposure Fine Art Gallery


Foreign Worlds Art Exhibit Review by Dlonzo Oznold

Friday the 13th I went to an opening reception by Artist/ Photographer Tom Suhler. The exhibit, entitled Foreign Worlds will continue next weekend as part of the East Austin Studio Tour, 11 AM - 6 PM He is also exhibiting some of is older works that are for sale.

(The artist with one of the dancer/models and a friend)
(The artist with one of the dancer/models and a friend).

Check out some of Tom Suhlerís work on his web site www.tomsuhlerfineart.com

(Patrons view the art in the gallery Exposure)
(Patrons view the art in the gallery Exposure)

The title Foreign Worlds conjures up many images before you actually see the exhibit. As I am writing this I was thinking of how the images looked and the interactive piece on the tablet. These little spheres looked like planets among the internet galactic surrounded by stars. As I am also an artist, that was my interpretation.

(The artist takes time to explain the exhibit)
(The artist takes time to explain the exhibit)

If youíve ever been up in a plan, you can see how the landscaping of how things come together. Depending on the direction it looks different from varying degrees. This si what you get from some of the works by Tom Suhler. Some of the pieces are displayed in a manner in which the viewer can rotate the image to get a different view. Thanks to an idea from the Artistsí father.

(One of my favorite pieces from this exhibit)
(One of my favorite pieces from this exhibit)

(Art openings are always a great place to make a fashion statement)
(Art openings are always a great place to make a fashion statement)

Those new angles then in turn create a different story. The dialogue I had with several people varied. I saw the images resembling the water colors of Matisse. I liked the fluidity of the movement as the artist used dancers as his subjects. The backdrop was a swimming pool where the dancers immersed themselves to tell their story. This allowed the artist to create such beautiful works of art.


Last year was the first time that I got to see Tomís work and there were a few stand out pieces.


In Foreign Worlds there were two that stood out for me.


For the artist the inspiration can be intentional or accidental. It can also be derived from previous works, taking it to the next level.

The video installation was in the back of the building
(The video installation was in the back of the building. It allowed the viewer to see the pieces in a different context and their rotation from two sides.)

The images in Foreign Worlds are very colorful as opposed to last years exhibit where the images were darker and much more intense.

(The artist Tom Suhler in conversation)
(The artist Tom Suhler in conversation)

The vibrant colors make this images look unreal, but the artist assures us that the photographs were not digitally manipulated.


This meant a lot to me to know that there are still artists that like to work at their craft and not take the easy way out.


A large scaffold was built and the lights were strategically placed to get the beautiful effects that create Foreign Worlds.

(One of the dancers/models points out her position in the piece she likes)
(One of the dancers/models points out her position in the piece she likes)

Although the colors are vibrant, it didnít stop viewers after rotating the images to think of heaven and hell.

(Depending on the venue and atmosphere, art can bring out the playful side in people.)
(Depending on the venue and atmosphere, art can bring out the playful side in people.)


I believe that any artist has an obligation to make people think. Thereís no doubt in my mind that Tom Suhler achieved that with Foreign Worlds.


(The entrance to the gallery)
(The entrance to the gallery)
(Foreign Worlds- The art along the wall)
(Foreign Worlds- The art along the wall)

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