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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.

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Richard Hull

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Richard Hull returning to Manneken Press

We are looking forward to starting a new project with Chicago artist Richard Hull later this month. Manneken Press published two etchings and several monotypes by Hull in 2015, all of which can be viewed here. Hull has had recent solo exhibitions at Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington; and Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis. His prints were seen in Manneken Press’ booth at the 2016 E/AB Fair, New York, and in the recent exhibition  “Manneken Press: Recent Prints and Projects” at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Pictured above: “Chin”, 2015. Monotype, 30″ x 22″. Published by Manneken Press.

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Gary Justis: recent and upcoming exhibitions

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Gary Justis’ digital works featured in Digital GraffitiWoman As Warrior; Poets/Artists; Intimate Portraits; and Punctum.

Digital Graffiti is a projection-art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach, a scenic community on the coastal Florida Panhandle. The 2017 festival took place May 19 – 21.

Woman As Warrior is an upcoming exhibition “dedicated to the woman who symbolizes a hero among champions”. The exhibition, curated by Didi Menedez and Sergio Gomez, will be be shown at Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W 35th St., Chicago, IL from August 18 – October 13, 2017.

Gary’s work is featured in the April 2017 issue of Poets/Artists magazine; and the exhibitions Intimate Portraits, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT; and Punctum, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

To view Gary Justis’ digital prints and monotypes on the Manneken Press website, click here. Additional information and images can be found at www.garyjustisphotography.com.

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Brenda Zappitell interviewed in ArtMaze Magazine

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Brenda talks about her development as an artist, her creative process and new and upcoming projects, including the monotypes made recently at Manneken Press. Click here to read the interview.

Habitual Observations,  an exhibition of Zappitell’s recent paintings is on view at Weinberger Fine Art in Kansas City, MO through April 29th.

Brenda’s work will also be featured in Female, the inaugural exhibition at Whitewall Contemporary in Delray Beach, FL.

View all of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes here.

Pictured above: “Premise VII”, 2017. Monotype, 29 ½” x 21″.

 

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LJ Douglas: Recent Monotypes

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LJ Douglas’  own garden is the inspiration for her recent monotypes.

Abstracted floral and faunal imagery, garden designs, bright colors and patterns observed in her own garden are found in the artist’s’ newest prints.

View all of LJ Douglas’ monotypes here.

The online prospectus for the project can be viewed here.

Contact us for pricing and availability: ink@mannekenpress.com/309.829.7443

Pictured above: Searching and Finding, 2016. Monotype with chine colle´,14 ½” x 20 ½”. Available from Manneken Press.

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brain… glitter: Jack Davidson at Tat Art, Barcelona

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brain… glitter, Jack Davidson’s solo exhibition of recent paintings will open at Tat Art in Barcelona April 6th.

Davidson uses sections of collages and Rorschach blots in straightforward, often symmetrical compositions to evoke a loose or accidental quality in his paintings. The artist created a woodcut edition and a series of monotypes at Manneken Press in 2016. The exhibition at Tat Art will run through June 30th.

 

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Brenda Zappitell’s New Monotypes

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Brenda Zappitell’s new monotypes were released on March 9th.

Painterly marks, gestural statements and vibrant colors are the hallmarks of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes, created in February of 2017. View the prospectus for the project here.

Contact us for pricing/availability: ink@mannekenpress.com / +1 309.829.7443

View all of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes here.

Pictured above: “Bloom I” (l),  “Bloom III” (c), “Bloom II” (r). 32″ x 32″.