ARTSPACE-Torrington Opens First Show of the 2013 Season

ARTSPACE located at 33 Main Street in Downtown Torrington, begins its 2013 season with an exciting show of one-of-a-kind photographs by West Hartford artist, Robert Calafiore whose work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions. Most recently, Calafiore’s work has been shown at the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Nina Freudenheim Gallery (Buffalo, NY), Nest (New York City), as well as the University of New England (Portland, ME), and the University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth, MA).


The series of work shown at the ARTSPACE-Torrington gallery consists of large C-print photographs, 40” x 30”, taken with a pinhole camera. This particular series features ordinary glass objects which are lit and photographed. The type and intensity of lighting, length of exposure, and color and surface of the subject can be controlled by the artist to produce varying results. The end result is a one-of-a-kind image which is produced without creating film negatives or digital technology. Part of Mr. Calafiore’s interest lies in the ability of the pinhole camera to transform ordinary objects into items of beauty.

The opening reception for Mr. Calafiore will be held in the gallery on Friday, January 25th from 6-8 p.m. Mr. Calafiore will present an artist talk on Friday, Feburary 8th at 6 p.m.

The public is encouraged to visit the gallery during normal hours: Fridays from 6-8 and Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4. The gallery is also open by appointment; to schedule an appointment, please contact Executive Director, Judith McElhone (860-309-2932). ARTSPACE-Torrington may also be open during special downtown events.

ARTSPACE-Torrington is supported in part by the Torrington Downtown Partners and the Arts and Culture Commission of Torrington (ACT). 33 Main Street, located at the corner of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Torrington, is a former retail space that is now home to the city’s newest gallery. Each month, a new show of contemporary work by one or more professional artists will be featured in the gallery.

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