This page will be regularly updated with news and events relating to 5 Points Gallery and our member artists. From mid-November through December 2023, our current exhibit features artwork by member artist, King Nobuyoshi Godwin, as well as new artworks by our other member artists. Our next Third Friday Public Reception will be held on Friday November 17, 2023, from 6 – 9 pm.
You will not have to search hard to find something interesting at 5 Points Gallery – like this amusing Nihonga technique painting by Yuko Nogami Taylor, titled "Anteater". Our current exhibit runs through August 6th. Please join us for our Third Friday Reception on July 15th, 6 - 9 pm. Meet the artists and view their latest works in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media.
A young art lover, with a taste for the abstract, is delighted by a mixed media piece by Donna Stubbs.
"LATE AFTERNOON" by Donna Stubbs
(mixed media on canvas, 24" x 24")
"ANTEATER" by Yuko Nogami Taylor (natural pigments, dye, Nikawa glue on paper adhered to wood cradle, 24" x 24")
Here comes the sun! Stop by the 5 Points Gallery's historic building where the sun shines through the skylights and illuminates new works by our nine local artists. This exhibit runs through August 6th. Please join us for our Third Friday Reception on June 17th from 6 - 9 pm. Meet the artists and view their latest works in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media.
Golf enthusiast Jim McKeon never misses a chance to drive home a point.
"LET ME SHOW YOU BOYS HOW IT'S DONE" by Jim McKeon
(oil painting, 48" x 82")
"A STITCH IN TIME" by Jenny Blazing (acrylic, hand painted original paper and thread, 30" x 30")
5 Points Gallery is pleased to feature new paintings by Durham artist, Darius Quarles in our downtown Durham gallery. This exhibit is on view from May 12th through June 4th, 2022. Darius describes his style as "unleashed!" Drawn to the controversial, his intriguing compositions often reference contemporary culture. Please join us for our Third Friday Public Reception on May 20th, 6 - 9 pm, where you can meet the artists and view their latest works.
The Bull City really shines in this fused glass mash-up of familiar Durham sites and symbols by Teddy Devereux.
"BULL CITY" by Teddy Devereux
(Fused glass on aluminum panel, 22" x 26")
5 Points Gallery is excited to feature new paintings by local artist, Susan Woodson. Her “Birds with Attitude” will tickle your fancy with their strong personalities. She gives each colorful bird a female name as if to say, “How dare you Mother Nature for getting mixed up in creating male birds more colorful than females!” This exhibition runs through May 7th. Please join us for our Third Friday Public Reception on April 15th, 6 - 9 pm, where you can meet Susan and check out the latest works by our nine Triangle-based artists.
Just in time for Spring, Yuko Nogami Taylor muses about the regenerative property of nature in her imaginary array of budding plants.
"SPOROS" by Yuko Nogami Taylor
(Nihonga pigment painting, Washi paper on birch wood panel, 24" x 24")
5 Points Gallery is featuring new works by Durham artist, Anne Gregory, through April 2, 2022. On view are paintings from Anne's Mandala Series and Thin Places Series -- both create realms to consider. Please join us for our Third Friday Public Reception on March 18th from 6 - 9 pm, where you can meet Anne and check out the latest works by our nine Triangle-based artists.
5 Points Gallery artist King Nobuyoshi Godwin recently exhibited in the Outsider Art Fair in New York. His colorful compositions of whimsical creatures and non-stop numbers received a thumbs up by Pulitzer Prize winning art critic Jerry Saltz!
King Godwin with his paintings at the Outsider Art Fair in New York City
5 Points Gallery is featuring works by Chapel Hill artist, Donna Stubbs, through March 5, 2022. Donna's new series of abstract mixed media paintings have lush complex surfaces that combine painterly brush strokes with carefully selected images and mark making. Please join us for our Third Friday Public Reception on February 18 from 6 - 9 pm, where you can meet Donna and check out the latest works by our nine Triangle-based artists.
Below are two of the many offerings currently on view. On the left, Arrangement in Blues, an acrylic painting of flowers incorporating original hand-painted & monoprinted paper by Jenny Blazing, and on the right, an acrylic portrait on canvas, Nui's Apprehension, by Darius Quarles.
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The amazing multi-layered art of autistic artist and gallery member, King Godwin, was recently documented in a video by the Tar Heel Traveler for WRAL.com. The Tar Heel Traveler, also known as journalist Scott Mason, travels all around North Carolina to report on the most unique and interesting people and places in our state. This video gives an up-close look at King working on some of his pieces, and explains how he came to be an artist, as well as some of the deeper meaning behind the numbers that adorn all of King's colorful and highly personal creations. Please check out the video linked below to learn more about King!
Our member artist, Yuko Nogami Taylor, was recently featured in a wonderful video piece by the Tar Heel Traveler for WRAL.com. The Tar Heel Traveler, also known as journalist Scott Mason, travels all around North Carolina to report on the most unique and interesting people and places in our state. His piece on Yuko reveals some of the extensive technique that she uses in creating her traditional Japanese paintings, and discusses some of the cultural inspirations that have influenced Yuko's work since she moved from Japan to the US. Please check out the video linked below to learn more about Yuko!
The Duke Chronicle has published a thought-provoking article about our member artist, Jim McKeon. Written by Katherine Zhong, it highlights several artworks from Jim's recent featured exhibit at 5 Points Gallery, and discusses the deeper meaning inherent to these pieces. While some of Jim's art is lighthearted and playful, some of his other works intentionally focus on more serious issues like racism, the pandemic, and social injustice. Please use the link below to read more:
One of our artists, Teddy Devereux, was the subject of a fascinating profile piece by John Yewell, that was published in the December 2021 newsletter of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). This article discusses Teddy's previous career as a research scientist at NIEHS and how she became interested in making fused glass art, while also delving into her artistic process and some of the scientific themes that continue to inspire her fused glass creations. Check out the link below to read more: