“Discharge” and “…just wait a few minutes” at Five Points Gallery
Five Points Gallery, located at 33 Main St. in downtown Torrington, will open two concurrent exhibitions, “Discharge,” sculptures by Joseph Fucigna, and “…just wait a few minutes,” a group show featuring eight artists.
The two shows will run from January 31 through March 7, 2020.
“Discharge,” the exhibit in the East Gallery, presents monumental abstract sculptures by multi-media artist Joseph Fucigna. His work is rooted in process, play and the innate qualities of the materials — often industrial — that he uses. His goal is to create work “that is a perfect balance between suggestive content and the formal qualities of the materials that allow both to be active participants.”
In the TDP Gallery and West Galleries, “…just wait a few minutes,” is a group show of works by Leila Daw, Charles Dmytriw, Mary Janacek, Linda Pearlman Karlsberg, Ellen Moon, Juan Moreno, Ken Rush and John Wheat. The title of the show comes from Mark Twain’s quote, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes,” because the eight artists represented are inspired by the land, the weather, and change — seasonal, time and environmental. Leila Daw constructs large fibrous, mixed media panels representing extreme changes to the environment. Charles Dmytriw’s photographs capture he mysterious qualities of the ever-changing woods. Mary Janacek’s works, created from torn paper investigate ideas of perception. Both Linda Pearlman Karlsberg and Ken Rush paint representations of dramatic skies. Ellen Moon’s series of watercolors show a progression of time from a single location. Juan Moreno and John Wheat both take contemporary approaches to traditional landscape painting.
Five Points Gallery will hold three events in conjunction with the exhibitions: an Opening Reception on Friday, January 31, 6 – 8:30 p.m.; and a Panel Discussion with Joseph Fucigna and artists in the group show on Friday, February 21, at 6:30p.m.
The exhibitions were kindly sponsored by CVS Health.
Gallery hours are Thursdays through Mondays, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment. There is no admission charge. Five Points exhibitions and educational events are free and open to the public.
Five Points Gallery
33 Main St.