Real and Imagined
Five Points Gallery, located at 33 Main St. in downtown Torrington, presents Real & Imagined, an exhibition in the West and TDP Galleries, featuring five artists from across the state and region.
When: February 18, – March 26, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, February 18, 5:00 – 8:00p.m.
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 of the environments she’s lived in throughout her life. Drawing from the history of these regions, she creates organic branch-like sculptures maintaining an awareness of the human footprint on our land, water systems, and atmosphere. She combines traditional and recycled materials such as old texts from geology books and wire. Her work reflects a new world, created from pieces of our own.
Nancy Hayes, of South Dartmouth, Mass. creates intricately painted worlds of an imagined location, speaking to how her brain organizes space, pattern, color, and form. She depicts highly organized ecosystems where each part is dependent on the whole while going deeper into its texture and biology.
Susan Sharp’s assemblage series is composed of interconnected panels of different sizes, color and in some cases different depths and shapes. Exploring Duality, themes are organic and geometric. Colors are intense and mute, pieces are large and small; all exist in a world that is constantly adjusting and moving.
Lisa Warren’s Galaxy Garden paintings combine elements both abstract and representational. She creates elements of swirling pattern, texture, and color and her use of shapes or color in different dots and dashes emphasizes the emotional communication we all encounter in our own heads when exploring the world and our relationships – as if seeing a garden within a galaxy.
Joan Wheeler creates a conversation about the world that we live in and the relationship between humans and their environments throughout history and today. Featuring a focus on flora and fauna, the undeniable blending of humans and nature can be found in her textile work.