November 10 — December 23, 2017
SURFACE was an exhibition of narrative prints made by Sammi McLean's Florida Atlantic University’s Printmaking students. The selected works investigate the multi-faceted practice of printmaking through layering traditional woodcuts with collagraph plates constructed from materials found in Resource Depot’s Materials Marketplace.
The uniquely sculptural method of collagraph printmaking, encourages experimentation through reusing and recycling found textures of all types. As you travel through the exhibition, you can start to identify everything from string, to glue, to lace, to wall paper samples. Each student was tasked with evaluating the surface texture of their chosen materials, and how those various textures could be used as a vehicle to translate value and line.
Maria Fernanda Landaeta