As part of the visiting artist series, Florida School of the Arts will present a gallery exhibition of works by Gainesville artist Patrick Grigsby through Oct. 11. The exhibit, titled “Halftone Separations,” will open with a reception at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Fine Arts Gallery located on St. Johns River State College’s Palatka campus, 5001 St. Johns Ave., Palatka.
Grigsby says he leans on print media to relay contextual and metaphorical themes.
“The technological evolution of news, print and electronic publishing mirrors trends and pressures throughout American culture,” he says. “Halftones, color separations, values and reversals are each terms attributed to the fidelity of quality print reproduction. A poetic investigation of these industry standards of measure transforms them into charged definitions with ironic parallels to the complexion of contemporary life in America.”
Grigsby earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Florida. After working several years as a designer and then as a faculty member at Santa Fe College, Grigsby returned to the University of Florida to complete his Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking. He is currently the graduate and distance education coordinator for the University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History. Grigsby also teaches courses in printmaking, drawing, interdisciplinary study and art for nonmajors at the university.
His prints have been exhibited regionally and nationally.
Gallery hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and during Main Stage performances. Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For information, call 386-312-4300 or go to floarts.org.