"En Theos: A God Within" Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe at Five Points Gallery, Torrington

"Deer in Fog"
© Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
"En Theos: A God Within" is an exhibition of black and white photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe at Five Points Gallery, 33 Main St., Torrington, CT. The exhibit will be on view in the West Gallery at Five Points from May 26 through June 25, 2016. There is an opening reception on June 3 from 6 pm - 8 pm.

Artist's statement from the gallery's website: "Whether in drawing, painting, or printmaking, the process for me is about layering and energizing space in such a way that objects are fluid, interconnected and full of energy and movement. I try to utilize a variety of lines, marks and media to suggest both stasis and openness to possibility and transformation as well as the passage of time.  As I attempt to describe the multiple realities which intermingle in memory, imagination and daily life, images emerge and diverge – reconfiguring in new relationships.

Everything is open and flows back and forth: empty and full, defined by its opposite – fleeting yet tangible – air and space dissecting form and formless in an effort to capture the unity and delight of life experienced, remembered, longed for."

Moutoussamy-Ashe's award-winning photography has been exhibited internationally and is the subject of five books.  In addition to being a photographer and author, she is a social activist, civic leader, a director of the Arthur Ashe Endowment for the Defeat of AIDS, and the founder of the Arthur Ashe Learning Center.

A portion of Moutoussamy-Ashe's exhibit was printed by Mark Savoia of Still River Editions.

The gallery is also featuring two other solo exhibits concurrently by Anne Gilman and John Frederick walker.

An article about the exhibits may be found in the Litchfield County Times here.