3 artists at Torrington Gallery

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Five Points Gallery in Torrington opens its fourth show of the 2015 season on April 23. The show will run through May 23 and feature the work of three artists: Mia Westerlund Roosen, Kim Sobel and Janice La Motta. An opening reception will take place April 24 at 6 p.m. and an artist talk with occur May 8 at 6 p.m.

Image: Kim Sobel’s “Flashing into Dark”, Acrylic, Gamsol, Oil, Oil Medium, Wax on Linen, 60″ x 46″, 2014

“Inside Out,” a show in the West and East Galleries, will feature the work of sculptor Mia Westerlund Roosen and painter Kim Sobel. Roosen will exhibit a variety of work from the past 20 years. She says they were created “using a variety of materials and processes that depict bodily systems, metamorphized architecture, and abstracted images of the feminine.”

Sobel is a painter who, in the last 15 years, has exhibited widely in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. The combinations of marks, colors, and atmospheric areas on the canvas create paintings which, for the artist, record a “never ending search to make sense of the world. According to Sobel, “A painting is inanimate, but I want it to live and breathe.”

La Motta’s work will be on display in the TDP Gallery. The exhibition, “Chandeliers & Candelabrum” premiers a selection of drawings and paintings from this new series. According to the artist, in this body of work, she is “interested in the associative qualities of light and the artisanal ways to contain and deliver it.” Small works on paper in ink, pencil and chine colle serve as studies for the examination of various chandelier armatures and take on a wide-ranging approach to the forms.

Five Points Gallery is at 33 Main St., Torrington. Hours are Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment. For more information, visit fivepointsgallery.org