- On 29 October 2012
The Upstairs Gallery in Molten Java
Featured Artist- Dave Gesualdi
On exhibit from October 14th — November 30th
Opening reception: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 4 to 6PM
The Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance presents Etchings, a collection incorporating a wide range of intaglio etching techniques. Sculptor/printmaker, Dave Gesualdi, will be featured as part of HVCA's 2012 Accessible Art Project from October 14 through November 30. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 14 from 4 to 6pm. The exhibit can be viewed during Molten Java's normal business hours.
Etchings are Dave Gesualdi's attempts to understand and describe the world as he experiences it. Some images are a direct drawing of reality or what was seen; others are the result of imagination coupled with the constant reworking of the plate throughout the print and proofing process. Etchings are the result of ink forced out of incised (etched) lines in a copper plate coated with a waxy, acid-resistant ground that runs through the rollers of the press under several tons of pressure. Each time a print is made, the entire inking and printing process must be repeated.
Gesualdi has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the New York metropolitan area, most notably, in New York at The National Academy Museum, Artist Space Gallery, and The Fervor Gallery; and in Connecticut at The Silvermine Guild Gallery and The Center for Contemporary Printmaking.