Opening Reception: Pamela Stockamore, Scott Richter & Sydney Morris
Five Points Gallery, located at 33 Main St. in downtown Torrington, will exhibit three solo exhibitions. In the West Gallery, Pamela Stockamore’s “A Retrospective”, explores the pigment-based work of the late artist’s career. The East Gallery will feature mixed media works by Scott Richter, in his exhibition “A Melody of Things Unrelated”. Sydney Morris’ solo exhibition “Nova”, will exhibit her alternative process photographs in the TDP Gallery,
In memory and honor of Pamela Stockamore (1952 – 2021), Five Points Gallery will exhibit various works from the artist’s vast career in a retrospective exhibition in the West Gallery. Stockamore work explores the relationship of Eastern and Western Philosophies: the delicate balance of opposites – entropy and order, intuition and reason, flux and permanence, intangible and physical. These dualities seem fundamentally and mutually exclusive, yet they complement one another and permeate every aspect of our lives and world. Stockamore’s unique approach to materials involved a centuries old method of working with pure mineral and earth pigments, employing both traditional and contemporary means. By working with these materials she developed her signature style, creating beautifully layered and textured surfaces balancing the aforementioned dualities. Stockamore is quoted as having said, “ The paintings do not reflect a literal response to what has inspired me. Rather, they are the embedded sense-memory of colors, textures, materials, surfaces, and the ephemeral quality of light, which surrounds me on a daily basis. My paintings are an investigation into the effects of time and nature on all things, a visual remembrance of countless transitory realities.”
The East Gallery will feature paintings and mixed media sculptural creations by artist Scott Richter. The exhibition “A Melody of Things Unrelated” groups works from multiple series emphasizing the artist’s layered and thoughtful approach to process. The Sculptural works within this show are actually considered to be paintings in the artist’s mind. They are pieces are about painting – the process and its material, yet avoiding the final product and its related aesthetics. Each piece comments on the repetitive nature of the painting process – building mountains of
paint showing the layers and history of the process. Richter’s two dimensional work also speaks to the methodology of process by layering, burying and revealing surfaces.
Emerging artist Sydney Morris employs various techniques of alternative process photography in her exhibition “Nova”. The alternative processed photos are printed on cloth and presented in embroidery hoops – as a metaphor for the stars in the night sky. Morris notes that these pieces are unique in the fact that they are ever changing. Much like a nova, their colors may change, be- come brighter, or slowly fade over time. The forms created in these pieces mirror celestial events through photographic alchemy to produce fluid, saturated pieces infused with meaning.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., and by appointment (860-618-7222). There will be an in-person opening reception on Friday, October 1, 5:00 – 8:30pm. There will also be a Virtual Zoom Artist talk on Friday, October 22, 6:00PM.
There is no admission charge. All artwork is for sale. Five Points exhibitions and educational events are free and open to the public. Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing for their protection and that of others.