“Over the Shoulder:” Paintings by Ernesto Torres

The exhibit opened on Jan. 10 and will run through March 7. Admission is free and the public is in-vited. Light refreshments and wine are served.


Ernesto Torres is an Atlanta artist born in Matanzas, Cuba. His work was exhibited extensively in Havana. This is his second solo show in Atlanta.


An “over-the-shoulder” is, in film and video language, a type of camera shot. This shot is framed from behind a person who is looking at the subject. The person facing the subject usually occupies about one-third of the frame. This shot helps to establish the position of each person and to give the feel of looking at one person from the other’s point of view. The stills chosen by Torres are not over-the-shoulders. His intention, rather, is that the viewer becomes the second character, and he integrates the viewer into the represented motives. Each viewer could experiment with feelings of actually being there in the scene with the characters. Torres believes in the arts as noble forces aimed to achieve the unity of man. He feels that his paintings can have multiple interpretations; the conflicts depicted in his paintings could find differ-ent answers in the mind of each viewer, who, from the moment of recognition, becomes a co-creator of the scene.


The gallery is located on the second floor of the main building in the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center at 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, 30306.


For more information, call 404-872-5338 or visit callanwolde.org.

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