Upcoming Centre Events

INK AND LIGHT ON PAPER

Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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BLUES: A Textile Exhibition by Elizabeth Vanderleelie

Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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INK AND LIGHT ON PAPER

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Alan Grabelsky, INK AND LIGHT ON PAPER:

"I titled this exhibition "INK AND LIGHT ON PAPER" because at every stage in the process, and with whatever technique I employed, it was always light that transferred the image from one medium to the next one, until ultimately the final step was ink on paper."
 

"The initial image used to create these prints were captured in one of two ways: either from a photograph that I took while traveling, or from an expressive ink drawing that was made on wet media acetate in my studio. Then, I literally sat and stared at this raw material -- sometimes for only a moment, sometimes over and over again for weeks. If and when something in one of these photographs or drawings took an unrelenting hold of my imagination, I would begin experiminting with a variety of multi-layered printing techniques, including: lithography, ink wash, laser-eteched wood block, silkscreen, and solar etching. This process was effectively a search to make manifest the essential and seductive qualities that first captured my attention." 

Opening Evening: Friday, May 12th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre foyer.

Biography

I am an artist who divides my time between Baltimore, Maryland and Fredericton, New Brunswick. 

I received my MFA in Film and Video from the California Institute of the Arts in 1972. While studying film at CalArts I spent summers at the Rhode Island School of Design in printmaking workshops with print artist and photographer Alan Metnick. 

Following my graduation from CalArts I began a 40-year career in film and television. I worked on films including “Gorky Park” and “Continental Divide”; was Executive in Charge of Production at Vestron Pictures, where I supervised production of “Dirty Dancing”, amongst other films; was Vice President in Charge of Production at HBO where I supervised over 20 films, including the Emmy Award winning “Miss Evers Boys”, and “If These Walls Could Talk”; and finished my career at Discovery where I was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Production Management for all fifteen Discovery Communications channels. 

Seven years ago I returned to printmaking, working collaboratively in Baltimore, Maryland, at The Litho Shop with master printer Brian Garner, at The Clubhouse Litho Workshop with master printer Leyla Ryzayeva, at Sol Print Studios with internationally acclaimed artist Soledad Salame, and at the Baltimore Print Studios with Kyle Van Horn. In New Brunswick, Canada, I work in Fredericton at my own studio at the Charlotte Street Art Centre, at Rabbit Town Press with David Brewer, and in St. Andrews at the Sunbury Shores Print Studio with master printer Robert Van de Peer. My print work employs unique combinations of ink drawings, photography, lithography, wood block, silkscreen and photo etching techniques.