If Winter Comes…The Promise of Each Year in the Paintings of Anthony Apesos
October 30, 2020- February 7, 2021
The Arnold Arboretum comes to life in Tony Apesos’s sensitive and expressive oil paintings. Working in his studio, he recaptures an essential essence derived from his frequent walks in the Arboretum. When elements of the landscape catch his eye, he interprets them with brush and spirit in accomplished works. His series of winter landscapes are especially vibrant, layered so finely that the cold and stillness of the land reverberate within the image.
In these new oils by Apesos, he opens our eyes to the changes winter brings to plants and places – the flat meadows, rocky slopes, ponds, or intimate copses of the Arnold Arboretum.
“If winter come, can spring be far behind?”
Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelly
This is the optimistic question that closes Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind. If you love the New England seasons, as they extol the virtues of each month, we hope you can experience the Arnold Arboretum in person. Another wonderful experience is to view our Apesos online exhibition and revel in the nuance and attention he pays to his art, art that is alive and jubilant in its expression and astute rendering of the spirit within the season of winter, within the Arboretum’s collections, as they pare down to their beautiful bones.
Apesos is a professor at Lesley University College of Art and Design and has been extensively represented in solo and group exhibitions. He has received many honors, been included in numerous publications, and lectured widely. You can visit his website.
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