Show of carborundum prints opens Saturday at City Gallery
994 State St., New Haven, (203) 782-2489
Freddi Elton: Carborundum Dreams
Mar. 1—25, 2012.
Opening Reception, Sat., Mar. 3, 2—5 p.m.
City Gallery in New Haven will present Carborundum Dreams, a collection of collographic prints by Freddi Elton, during March, 2012. This show documents the progression of Eltonʼs experiments in a developing medium after taking a course in alternative methods of printmaking in 2010.
Fascinated with the richness and texture of carborundum grit in platemaking, she ﬁrst worked on plates made from cardboard, then began to look for more permanent surfaces on which to construct plates, and for various methods of applying carborundum—with glue, with acrylic medium, with wax. Different techniques of inking, wiping, and applying color provided another area of immense variability. The journey has been often frustrating, the failures frequent, and the results often mixed, but the thrill of discovery is ever-present and always enticing.
Carborundum Dreams runs from Mar. 1—25. An opening reception will be held Sat., Mar. 3, 2—5 pm.