As intimate as it is inspiring, the Garden’s 2nd floor Guren Art Gallery features regularly changing works by local and national artists in many media. The only common link from exhibit to exhibit is artistic inspiration taken from the botanical and natural worlds. Painting, photography, and occasionally sculpture and nontraditional media forms and even student work, have all been on display here over the years.
Now Exhibiting: Texture & Light: Photographs by Wayne Mazorow
Aug. 12 – Oct. 6
Wayne Mazorow is a self-taught photographer who started shooting landscapes three decades ago. He uses a 4×5 large-format film camera which results in a higher resolution image. Except for some minor dodging and burning during the development process, no enhancements or manipulations are made. The results are almost dreamlike, enhancing the sensitive nature of each location.
Raised in Lorain and currently living in the Cleveland suburbs, Wayne focuses his imagery in the parks and preserves of Northeast Ohio. He plays with light, texture, tone, and color in a way that gives the appearance of a three-dimensional space and a sense of being there. Preferring to focus on areas that appear untouched and pristine, his images show the region’s geographic and biological diversity.
Wayne has had solo shows at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, University Hospitals, and the Seiberling Gallery in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He has won many regional awards including the April Art Show in Gates Mills, the FAVA Six State Photography Exhibit, the Jewish Community Center Photography Exhibit, Geauga Parks District Nature Arts Festival and the North Chagrin Nature Photography Contest.