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Exhibition Preview + Curator Conversation

  • 521 Northwest 1st Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301 United States (map)

Join guest curators, Beth Sheehan and Sammi McLean, on September 26th from 6-8pm at the FAR Gallery in FATVillage for a curator's conversation and preview of upcoming exhibitions, Psych Land and In Exchange.

McLean and Sheehan will discuss their perspectives as independent artists curating contemporary printmaking before leading the audience on a brief tour of the two exhibitions. Psych Land highlights three artists whose work explores psychological landscapes through print, handmade paper, and book arts, while In Exchange investigates the tradition of collaboration within fine art printmaking, bringing twenty-one local and regional creatives from all disciplines together on the press. Both exhibitions are presented by SPF South Florida and will accompany the fourth edition of Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale.

6:00 - 6:30 Preview
6:30 - 7:00 Curators discussion
7:15 - 7:45 Curator tour
7:45 - 8:00 Q&A

Elizabeth (Beth) Sheehan is a printmaker, papermaking, and book artist living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her work investigates ideas of memory and perception to explore her own lack of episodic memory. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Center for Book Arts, and the San Francisco Public Library. Sheehan has worked as a professional printer at Durham Press in Pennsylvania and at Harlan and Weaver in New York. She was also the Lead Binder and Bindery Manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn and teaches paper, print, and book workshops around the country.

Sammi McLean is a Florida-native and hybridized maker, working with installation and assemblage through the lens of printmaking. In addition to being a practicing visual artist, McLean has taught printmaking at various local institutions including the Norton Museum of Art, Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Armory Art Center. McLean received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University in Printmaking, teaches as an adjunct professor at FAU and serves as the Workshop and Gallery Coordinator for IS Projects in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Earlier Event: September 21
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Later Event: September 28
In Exchange: Opening Reception