Schenectady artist, Gary Glinski, will be featured at the Little Falls Public Library until the end of November. In his work, he plays with dreams, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and lullabies that are part of our childhood and adult culture. He also addresses the fragility of family dynamics and the underlying threads of violence and danger that underpin family life. Often these themes are combined into paintings that feature mundane domestic objects.
His extensive background in motion pictures has allowed him to work with three-dimensional environments. Lights, camera angles, and staging can be translated into the two-dimensional world for a new effect. He tries to create that single image that almost tells the entire story but stops short of finishing the thought. This is where he wants the viewer to finish. They can tell their own personal story, not his.
Gary has been making still and motion pictures for more than forty years. After receiving the New York State High School Young Filmmakers award for the short film, Demons, and Wizards, Glinski attended Brockport State College and helped create and run the Brockport Film Workshop, a student-run filmmaker’s outlet. While earning his Bachelor’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, he demonstrated excellence in experimental and traditional animation, as well as documentary filmmaking. His short animated film A Sidewalk Tail won the 1980 Free Media Award for independent filmmaking.
Hired by WMHT-TV to work on the weekly syndicated PBS news magazine Inside Albany, a show covering New York State government and politics, Gary covered events spanning four governors, national and state political conventions, presidential and local elections, as well as stories on prison riots and acid rain. During this time Glinski received The New York State Broadcasters Award for 1995 Best Documentary for West Valley Nuclear Waste Site. Inside Albany concluded its over thirty-year run in 2006.
Glinski then went on to work as a freelance producer, director, and videographer on broadcast, educational and industrial films. Clients include BBC 5-NFL, UK, the New York State Education Department, Alstom Power Services, and others.
He is presently employed with the Research Foundation of the State University of New York as an Education Specialist with the Professional Development Program of Rockefeller College in Media Production.
Additional projects currently include independent artistic film, video, and oil painting. His work has been exhibited throughout the Capital Region.
Please stop in at the community room of the Little Falls Public Library at 10 Waverly Place for this extraordinarily evocative exhibition.