Printmaking Studio: Karen McLean
Karen McLean presents a Printmaking Studio as part of Ikon’s exhibition Start the Press! (9 February – 21 April 2024).
McLean is one of eight printmakers who operate an antique, working flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art: establishing a functioning printmaking workshop, producing original prints and filling the gallery walls as artwork is made in real time. Full schedule available here.
Start the Press! is presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year.
About the artist
Karen McLean is a Birmingham-based artist who grew up in Trinidad. Her artistic practice continues to be informed by the history, culture and folklore of the Caribbean and its interconnections with the UK. McLean has worked with sound, moving image and installations that incorporate a wide variety of evocative and symbolic materials such as sugar, blue soap, wood, beading, wallpaper and hessian bags.
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Suitable for all ages. Seating available
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