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Janet Turner Print Museum

Large Print

August-September, 2020

This exhibition displays some of the largest works in the Turner collection. 

Q&A with artist Florin Hategan

September 15, 4:00 PM (Zoom, register here)

A conversation with Toronto-based printmaker Florin Hategan, whose work was featured in Florin Hategan: Solo 11th Turner National Print Competition Award (2018). Two of Hategan’s handprinted linocuts are included in Large Print, and the Q&A will provide a chance to learn about his process and current projects. Florin Hategan was selected for the solo exhibition prize from the 11th Turner National Print Competition, and exhibited Fragmenturalism at the Turner in Spring 2018. Hategan’s work has been featured in numerous solo and juried exhibitions in North America, Europe and Asia. Originally from Timisoara, Romania, Hategan moved to Canada in 1994. He received a MA degree in Civil Engineering, and his BA in Fine Arts from the University of Timisoara, Romania.

Exhibition Talk: Kelly Lindner, “S, L, XL: Mining the Artistic Potential of Scale"

September 22, 5:30 PM (Zoom, register here)

Kelly Lindner is the newly appointed Galleries and Collections Curator for the University Galleries at Sacramento State. She oversees exhibitions and public programs for the University Library Gallery, the Robert Else and the R.W. & Joyce Witt Galleries. She also manages the art collection for the university. Prior to her arrival at CSU Sacramento, Lindner was director/curator for the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico. Lindner’s curatorial practice is predicated on interdisciplinary approaches, collaboration, and site-responsive explorations in contemporary art. During her tenure at Chico State, she organized over twenty solo and group exhibitions including Legal Gender: The Art of Anita Steckel, Aksum Belle: Afterwards with the work of indigenous artist Jacob Meders, and Two Truths and a Lie featuring the photo-based works of Weegee, Zoe Crosher, and Jessamyn Lovell. As an independent curator from 2009-2014, Lindner organized exhibitions for the Chico Museum, Chico and the San Francisco Arts Commission and was also the collections manager for the Artist Legacy’s Foundation in Oakland, CA and the Estate of Robert Arneson, Benicia, CA. From 2002-

2008, she was the director of the George Adams Gallery, New York and produced over 40 exhibitions by represented artists. Lindner received her MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and her BA in History from Smith College, Northampton, MA

Q&A with artist Summer Ventis

September 29, 3:00 PM (Zoom, register here)

A conversation with CSU, Sacramento professor of printmaking, Summer Ventis. Large Print features two three- dimensional pieces by Ventis (generously loaned by the artist), monotypes from woodblocks with support structure, which add a compelling sculptural component to the exhibition.

Summer Ventis received her BA in Art from Grinnell College in 2002, and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2012. She is currently an assistant professor in the Art Department at California State University, Sacramento, where she runs the printmaking program. Her work is included in many collections including the Denver Art Museum, Southern Graphics Council International Archives, the Schneider Museum of Art, and university art collections in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Ventis served as juror and guest artist for the 24th Juried Student Print Exhibition at the Janet Turner Print Museum in 2019.