Real and Imagined Artist Talk
Five Points Gallery invites you to a virtual artist talk featuring the five artists from “Real & Imagined”, a group exhibition in the West, and TDP Galleries.
Moderated by: Tracy Collamore
Tracy Collamore is a CT still-life painter and an Artist Member of First Street Gallery in New York City, serving as President on the Board of Directors. Selected solo exhibitions include First Street Gallery, Five Points Gallery, EBK Gallery, UConn Stamford Art Gallery, and ArtSpace Gallery. Collamore has been selected for juried exhibitions by Elsa Jensen (Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC), Philip Pearlstein (Gallery North, Setauket, NY), Rackstraw Downes (Bowery Gallery, NYC), and Richard Klein (Aldrich Museum). Select group and invitational exhibitions include the Mattatuck Museum, Blue Mountain Gallery, Art Essex Gallery, Attleboro Arts Museum, and Washington Art Association. Collamore earned an MFA in Painting from Western Connecticut State University in 2009, with selected resident and visiting faculty including Margaret Grimes, Marjorie Portnow, Ruth Miller, Susanna Coffey, Barbara Grossman, and Stanley Lewis. She has attended several Artist Workshops, the latest at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland with Catherine Kehoe in 2019. She is the Program Chair of Art at Post University in Waterbury, CT.
(Mark Rich is, unfortunately, unable to participate)
Real & Imagined explores dualities in the relationships of patterns and colors from the natural and imagined worlds.
Tamara Dimitri’s work speaks to the variations in the environments she’s lived in throughout her life. Creating organic branch-like sculptures, maintaining an awareness of the human footprint on our land, water systems, and atmosphere.
Nancy Hayes creates intricately painted imagined worlds. Hayes’ highly organized imagined ecosystems are dependent on how her brain organizes space, pattern, color, and form.
Susan Sharp’s assemblage series is comprised of panels utilizing different sizes, colors, and in some cases different depths and shapes. Both organic and geometric forms coexist in a world that is in continuous motion. Color, both intense and muted, as well as linear elements, weave in and out of the panels.
Lisa Warren’s Galaxy Garden paintings include abstract and representational elements. Her use of shape, color, and mark-making emphasize the emotional communication we all encounter in our own heads when exploring the world and our relationships with it.
Joan Wheeler’s work creates conversations about humans and their relationship with the environment throughout history and the present day. Focusing on flora and fauna, and the hybridization between the two.