New works by Matthew Collins and Alan Grabelsky opening at Gallery 78

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Gallery 78’s latest pair of exhibitions will open October 8 with a public reception from 5-7 p.m.

We Ride A Wild Wind by Alan Grabelsky (cropped).

Gallery 78 will open two exhibitions of new works this month to get you into the colourful season of fall. Texture and Hue by Matthew Collins explores the irregular and beautiful landscape of southern Nova Scotia through his expressionist and colourist lens. Love Songs: A Journal of Fateful Encounters by Alan Grabelsky features glimpses into what he calls, “the sweet spot between intention and accident.” His original serigraph prints are thoughtful visual representations of reciprocity and connection.

The works will be available online starting October 5.

Free tickets for the opening reception are available on Eventbrite. As per GNB’s latest mandates, masks are required indoors, and proof of vaccination is required for entry to the opening ONLY.

About the Artists

Matthew Collins was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia and continues to live in the area. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1998), where his main focus was painting and art history. Read more.

Alan Grabelsky is an artist who divides his time between Baltimore, Maryland and 

Fredericton, New Brunswick. He received his MFA in Film and Video from the California Institute of the Arts in 1972. While studying film at CalArts he also attended printmaking workshops with Alan Metnick at RISD in the summers. Read more

Cover image: Port Joli Sunset #2 by Matthew Collins. Cropped.

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