Ethan Newman, Bird, 2017

Three Solo Exhibitions
At Five Points Gallery

Five Points Gallery presents three concurrent solo exhibitions, Stephen Maine’s “New Paintings,” Brigid Kennedy’s “The Morphology of Gratitude” and Ethan Newman’s “Undercurrents.” The three solo shows will run through December 22, 2018.

In the East Gallery are Stephen Maine’s colossal “New Paintings.” The artist creates his stunning abstracts by using printing plates instead of brushes. He explains that this “systematic yet intentionally imprecise, indirect production method yields the great pleasure of surprise, while providing a concrete way to think about color, surface and scale. A longtime member of American Abstract Artists and the International Association of Art Critics, Maine’s writing has been published in Art in America and ARTnews, among many other publications.

Brigid Kennedy’s “The Morphology of Gratitude” is presented in the TDP Gallery. The recipient of numerous awards, residencies and grants, Kennedy exhibits her sculpture and drawings nationally and internationally. She created the grand-scale black-and-white mudra specifically for this exhibition. “For me, art is a way of entering and engaging with the world, a way of making sense of things that I can control.”

In the West Gallery are Ethan Newman’s abstract “Undercurrents.” The painter is also a musician, and says his approach to the two disciplines overlap. “I work quickly and spontaneously, improvising in much the same way I create music, each mark or action informing the next.” Newman is the winner of the 2017 Five Points Biennial Juried Exhibition, juried by artist Joe Fig. The award for winning the show is this solo exhibit at Five Points Gallery.

The exhibition is kindly sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank.

Five Points Gallery will hold two events in conjunction with the exhibitions: an opening reception on Friday, November 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and an Gallery hours are Thursdays through Mondays, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment. There is no admission charge. Five Points exhibitions and educational events are free and open to the public.

About the Gallery: Located in an 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

There will be an Artists’ Panel Discussion in the gallery. Power Boothe will moderate the discussion. Five Points is supported in part by the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Artists’ Panel Discussion in the Gallery: Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm

No admission charge

Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street