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Gummer Sculpture At Five Points

Sculptor Don Gummer, who is known for his large abstract contemporary outdoor sculptures made of aluminum, stainless steel and stained glass, will open his new show Saturday, May 21st, at 6:00 PM at the Five Points Arts Center, 855 University Drive in Torrington.

Seven works by Gummer, which often appear to defy gravity, have been installed in the Five Points sculpture fields.

Gummer, whose career as a sculptor began in the late 1970s with wall reliefs of painted wood, carefully layered geometric works exhibiting a strong architectural influence, subsequently moved beyond wood to stone, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum and glass. He creates often-monumental, freestanding sculptures.

His works have been featured at two dozen solo shows at museums and galleries around the East Coast and Midwest. His work has also been exhibited in group shows. Gummer's commissioned works include Primary Compass, an outdoor installation at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown Ohio and a sculpture/fountain for Historic New Harmony in New Harmony Indiana.

There will be a meet and greet with the artist and a tour of the sculpture fields. Gummer will also sign copies of his latest book, titled simply Don Gummer which features selections of his work from throughout his career. A 10-minute video on Gummer’s work will also play throughout the event in the Five Points’ Wilson Sheehan Auditorium.

Light refreshments will be provided. The reception is free and open to the public.