GRAND OPENING OF CLARYVILLE ART CENTER
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE GRAND OPENING OF
CLARYVILLE ART CENTER
WITH A RETROSPECTIVE
ALEXANDER KALETSKI: Forty Years in America
Alexander Kaletski left the USSR in 1975, fleeing political prosecution and the threat of arrest by the KGB. A few months later, the artist arrived in New York with just the clothes on his back. Kaletski had no money to buy paint or canvas. Through his natural talent for improvisation, he was drawn to the thousands of cardboard boxes that litter the streets of the Big Apple. The boxes provided unique, if unusual, components for the creative process. Kaletski constructed elaborate collages with the commercial cardboard packaging, adding powerful line and color. Since then Kaletski has explored varieties of mediums and techniques: including burlap, oil on canvas, pastel and watercolors on paper, and acrylic on wood. To follow the evolution of Kaletski’s work throughout his lifetime is to gain insight into the innovative mind of an internationally acclaimed artist.
This retrospective offers, for the first time, an overview of Kaletski’s artistic development from his underground years in Moscow through forty years of creative work in America.
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