A Doll’s House & Inside Out
Two new exhibitions At Five Points Gallery

Five Points will open two new exhibitions that focus on the concept of interior vs. exterior. Tracy Collamore’s “A Doll’s House” is a solo show and “Inside Out” is a group exhibition, featuring works by Mio Akashi, Lisa Brody, Anthony Carr, Jodi Colella, Kate Gordon, Elizabeth Knowles, Barbara Marks, Mark Roemisch and Mark Williams. The shows will run through April 27, 2019.

In the TDP Gallery, “A Doll’s House” is a solo exhibit of Tracy Collamore’s paintings, a series of vignettes that capture the “miniaturized preciousness of a dollhouse,” the artist writes. And yet, these still-life arrangements “provoke the existence of an alternate, psychological reality beyond their immediate impression.”

In the East and West Galleries, “Inside Out” is a group exhibition of nine artists. In her elegant black-and-white photographs, Mio Akashistrives “to capture the moments where light and architecture intersect, adding another dimension to the composition.” Lisa Brody’slarge charcoal drawings of chandeliers were inspired by the “baroque and rococo architecture and interiors” of sacred religious spaces she saw in Egypt and Mexico. In his Big Bar Lake Ranch series, Anthony Carrphotographs an abandoned guest ranch, a monument to the fading past in rural Western Canada. “I try to reveal both the visible and the invisible.” Mixed-media sculptor Jodi Colellahopes to elicit reactions of both whimsy and threat with her work. Her fiber sculptures offer two viewpoints: exterior and interior. Kate Gordon’sbright watercolors are spliced by collaged elements such as embroidery floss, as she stitches the “everyday and absurd together.” The dynamic wire construction by multi-media artist Elizabeth Knowleshangs from the ceiling, encircled by a mandala of colored glass. Painter Barbara Markshas been drawing, mostly in Indian ink, on the insides of ordinary packaging that she has unfolded. Her tiny works are named for the former contents of the boxes: soap, butter, and tea. In his series “How to disappear completely,” photographer Mark Roemischfocuses on the visible side of underbrush, which may conceal unseen mysteries. The brilliantly colored prints by Mark Williams— acrylic and screen prints on sewn fabrics — were inspired by cave interiors, including stalactites and stalagmites. The exhibition is sponsored by Northwest Community Bank.

Artists’ Panel Discussion: Friday, April 5, 6:30 pm

Free

Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street
Torrington

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