Sean Healy and Stephanie Snyder: In Conversation

Sean Healy   Mama Bear , 2019 marine plywood and paint 72 x 48 x .5"

Sean Healy
Mama Bear
, 2019
marine plywood and paint
72 x 48 x .5"

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Gallery Open: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Talk at 6:15 pm 

Please join us for an engaging dialogue between gallery artist Sean Healy and Stephanie Snyder, the John and Anne Hauberg Director and Curator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College. The pair will discuss the work in Healy’s exhibition Beautiful Downer and explore its themes of societal and internal conflict, fear-based politics and human vulnerability. Sean Healy’s practice incorporates painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, and  his material experimentation is at the core of his intensive art-making process. The gallery will be open extended hours from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Sean Healy has been exhibiting with Elizabeth Leach Gallery since 1999, and his artworks have also been shown at Betty Moody Gallery (Houston, TX), Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass, CO), East/West Project, Dam, Stuhltrager/Gallery Homeland (Berlin, Germany) and The Art Gym (Marylhurst, OR). He has received several public commissions, including the Wayne L. Morse Courthouse (Eugene, OR), Pioneer Place (Portland, OR), the General Services Administration Headquarters (Eugene, OR) and the FBI Headquarters (Houston, TX). In 2006, the Elizabeth Leach Gallery published a comprehensive catalogue on his work featuring an essay by Stephanie Snyder.

Stephanie Snyder is the Anne and John Hauberg Director and Curator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, a position she has held since 2003. Snyder graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College and completed her graduate studies in Art History and Art Education at Columbia University. In 2008, Snyder received a Curatorial Research Fellowship from the Getty Foundation, and in 2014 she was a Fellow in the Getty’s Museum Leadership Institute. In 2013 she received an award for her critical writing from the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and the CUE Foundation, New York. The author of numerous catalog essays and other writing projects, she is a regular contributor to Artforum.com.