Torrington's Five Points Gallery has a new show called Inside Out that will be running through May, 23. Inside Out features the work of three artists: Mia Westerlund Roosen, Kim Sobel and Janice La Motta.
Mia Westerlund Roosen is an established artist who began her career in the late 1960s. Early on in her career she chose organic subject matter, unusual at a time when the industrial, geometric aesthetic of the Minimalist movement was dominant. For this show at Five Points Gallery, Westerlund Roosen will be exhibiting a variety of work chosen from the past 20 years. According to the artist, these works were created " using a variety of materials and processes that depict bodily systems, metamorphized architecture, and abstracted images of the feminine."
Kim Sobel is a painter who, in the last fifteen 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.
The work of Connecticut artist Janice La Motta will be on display in the TDP Gallery at Five Points Gallery. La Motta's 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. In an accompanying group of paintings the artist explores the qualities of light, and the deeper, underlying reference to memory.
Five Points Gallery is located at 33 Main Street, Torrington, CT. Hours are Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open by appointment. For more information please visit