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Manneken Press Jane McNichol monotype

Manneken Press at the Cleveland Fine Print Fair

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Manneken Press is pleased to announce our participation in the 33rd Annual Cleveland Fine Print Fair. The fair, sponsored by the Print Club of Cleveland, hosts fourteen exhibitors offering a range of prints, drawings and photographs ranging from Old Master to contemporary. The Fine Print Fair benefits the museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings.

The Fine Print Fair opens Thursday evening, September 14, with a ticketed benefit preview. The fair is open to the public on the 15th, 16th and 17th with free admission. Manneken Press will be featuring our latest publications, including new prints by Richard Hull, Brenda Zappitell, Mary Judge, Kate Petley, Jack Davidson and Judy Ledgerwood, and works by numerous other artists.

The 33rd Annual Cleveland Fine Print Fair is held in the Ames Family Atrium of Cleveland Museum of Art. Click here for additional information.

(above): Jane McNichol: Skylight, 2000. Monotype.

Manneken Press Sarah Smelser monotype

Tamarind Institute benefit includes a print by Sarah Smelser

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Tamarind Institute, the venerable organization credited with the revival of hand lithography in America and charged with the training of new generations of Master Printers, is holding its annual WIN/WIN Art Lottery benefit on Saturday, September 16, 2017. This is Tamarind’s primary fundraiser to provide scholarships for students and residencies for artists. All artwork has been generously donated by Tamarind artists, printers, and friends, to support Tamarind Institute. Manneken Press and Sarah Smelser are proud to be contribute “Skopelos IX“, a monotype by Smelser, to this year’s lottery.

Information about the WIN/WIN Lottery, how to purchase tickets, and about the Tamarind Institute can be found here.

Image: Skopelos IX, 2014. Monotype with chine colle´. 22″ x 25″.

All of Sarah Smelser’s monotypes can be viewed here.

Brenda Zappitell, Manneken Press, monotype

Brenda Zappitell interviewed by Vasari 21’s Ann Landi

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Artist Brenda Zappitell discusses her background, studio habits, family, inspirations and her current work, including the recent series of monotypes published by Manneken Press in an interview conducted by Ann Landi.

Vasari21 is a site dedicated to presenting information, artist profiles and podcasts not found in other magazines or websites.

All of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes can be viewed here.

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(even more) Current Exhibitions by Manneken Press Artists

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Image: “Upside 3”, 2016. Monoprint by Kate Petley

Kate Petley’s new paintings are being shown in Radial, a three-person exhibition at Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO. The exhibition continues through September 9 2017.

Jonathan Higgins’s untitled silverpoint drawing is included in The Twenty Seventh Cedarhurst Biennial at the Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, IL. Exhibition dates are July 30 – October 8 2017.

Works by Gary Justis are included in Electron Salon, a group exhibition on view through August 10 at LACDA, Los Angeles, CA.

Judy Ledgerwood’s mural in NYC

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Judy Ledgerwood has painted a sixty-eight foot long by thirteen foot high painting spanning the length of an L-shaped wall in the lobby of a corporate office building in Midtown Manhattan.

A geometric floral pattern painted in silver stretches over grounds of fluorescent orange, red and pink. The piece was painted directly on the wall in tempera paint, on site by the artist assisted by her son, in December 2016.

For this temporary installation Ledgerwood has fused elements of abstract painting and the decorative arts in wonderful ways: the repeated pattern and the gently curved drape of the top and bottom edges reference ornamental wallpaper and hanging tapestries, yet the artist’s hand and process is clearly present in the random brush marks and dripped fringe of paint along the bottom edge. Employees in the building encounter the painting as they pass through a security turnstile and walk along a corridor. The painting transitions from pink to orange to red as they approach the elevators. Ledgerwood states “I thought of the color progression moving from cool to hot in relation to entering and leaving work”. The painting’s luminous palette of fluorescent colors and metallic silver infuses the lobby with a warm glow, creates an optical experience for the viewer and provides a vibrant counterpoint to the formality of the building’s architecture.

The artist’s new piece in New York expands upon ideas of an earlier installation she created for the Graham Foundation in Chicago. In 2014 Manneken Press published Ledgerwood’s “Chromatic Patterns After The Graham Foundation”, a suite of lithograph/relief prints inspired by that piece and which serves as a permanent evocation of the ephemeral installation. The prints also relate in interesting ways to the New York installation. They, along with several of the artist’s monotypes, can be viewed here, and Susan Tallman’s thoughtful review of these prints written for Art In Print can be read here.

Manneken Press artists in recent, current and upcoming exhibitions

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Richard Hull is included in American Genre: Contemporary Painting, at the ICA at the Maine College of Art, curated by Michelle Grabner. The exhibition opens on July 20th.
Hull also had a painting in Beyond Bounds • Dazzling, an exhibition shown at the Nerman Museum in Overland Park, KS in April 2017.

Kate Petley’s work was recently shown in Dublin, Ireland in an exhibition for PhotoIreland 2017 at Rathfarnham Castle. The exhibition was the culmination of the How To Flatten A Mountain residency at Cow House Studios in County Wexford.
An insightful essay by Scott Gleeson on Petley’s work is featured in the journal Peripheral Visions.

Brenda Zappitell is featured in Female, the inaugural exhibition of Whitewall Contemporary, a new space in Delray Beach, FL.

Mary Judge is one of several artists to be included in Cross Pollination, an exhibition showcasing work at the intersection of art and science at 516 Arts in Albuquerque. The show opens August 19th.

brain… glitter, Jack Davidson’s solo painting exhibition at Tat Art, Barcelona, continues through June 30th. He is also included in Apertures, a show that just opened in Houston at Hiram Butler Gallery and continues through July 29th.

Riot Grrrls, an exhibition of female artists making bold, adventurous paintings which closed recently at Chicago’s MCA, included works by Judy Ledgerwood.

Ted Kincaid will be showing in a group exhibition at Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA opening June 30th.