Helen Cantrell, Three Women Gold Beach, Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36", 2015

Presence: Encounters with the Figure
at Five Points Gallery

Five Points Gallery will open “Presence: Encounters with the Figure,” a new show that will run from April 12, 2018, throughMay 19. Curated by Ann Finholt, this exhibition, includes paintings, drawings, and collage. Finholt has brought together seven artists who, as she puts it, “explore, deepen and  challenge the instinctive human connection to representations of the figure.” In their own distinctive vocabulary, the artists balance the tension between representation and abstraction. There is always the presence of a figure in these works, but actual resemblance plays a lesser role, sometimes as abstract as a remnant or a mere suggestion. The exhibition is sponsored by Northwest Community Bank.

The artists featured in the exhibit are Lexa Axon, Charles Cajori, Helen Cantrell, Barbara Grossman, Catherine Kehoe, Ken Kewley and Larry Morelli.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Mondays, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment. About the Gallery: Located in a historic downtown building, Five Points Gallery (FPG) is a nonprofit contemporary art gallery showcasing professional regional, national and international visual artists. The gallery presents exhibitions in three beautifully renovated exhibition spaces and has earned a reputation as one of Connecticut’s outstanding contemporary art venues. For more information about the gallery, please visit www.fivepointsgallery.org
Five Points is supported in part by the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 6 – 8:30 pm

Artists’ Panel Discussion: Friday, May 4, 6 pm


Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street