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AUGUST 2017

Florida School of the Arts presents Gainesville artist Patrick Grigsby

Patrick Grigsby, photo
Patrick Grigsby, Minotaur art
Patrick Grigsby, Points art

As part of the visiting artist series, Florida School of the Arts will present a gallery exhibition for Gainesville artist Patrick Grigsby. The exhibit, titled Halftone Separations, will open with a reception on Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery located on St. Johns River State College’s Palatka campus. The exhibit will be on display through October 11.   Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and during Main Stage performances.  Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.

The artist said he leans upon print media to relay contextual and metaphorical themes. “The technological evolution of news, print and electronic publishing mirrors trends and pressures throughout American culture. Halftones, color separations, values and reversals are each terms attributed to the fidelity of quality print reproduction,” Grigsby said, adding “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 received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design 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. Currently the graduate and distance education coordinator for UF’s School of Art and Art History, Grigsby also teaches courses in printmaking, drawing, interdisciplinary study and art for non-majors at the School. His prints have been exhibited regionally and nationally.    

Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of SJR State and awards the two-year associate degree in the following areas of study: acting, dance performance, musical theater, stage management, theater technology, graphic design/new media and studio art. The School serves the entire state of Florida. Admission is based on an audition or portfolio review, an interview with the faculty and admission to SJR State.

Students produce and perform in approximately four visual arts exhibitions and 10 performances each year. For more information about Florida School of the Arts call (386) 312-4300 or visit online at floarts.org

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
The works of Gainesville artist Patrick Grigsby will be displayed in an exhibit titled Halftone Separations at the Florida School of the Arts Main Gallery located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College. An opening reception will be held Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through October 11. 

“Minotaur2,” by Patrick Grigsby 

“Points,” by Patrick Grigsby


 

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