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Heads On Horizon, Gary Justis, Ramp-Arts, Manneken Press

Exhibition: “Heads On Horizon: Sculpture and Images by Gary Justis” at Ramp-Arts Gallery

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Manneken Press artist Gary Justis‘ exhibition “Heads On Horizon” opened last weekend at Ramp-Arts Gallery in Bloomington. The show includes sculpture, digital prints and videos.

The gallery’s main room contains two kinetic sculpture/installations, Pond and Heads On Horizon, quintessential Justis works, which use mechanics, projected light and sound to distill childhood memories into mesmerizing and poetic visual experiences. The room also includes several of the artist’s videos which loop on an installed monitor. The video’s soundtrack and the mechanical cacophony of the sculptures combine to create a hypnotic effect.

Three large digital prints, PhilsenRosetta, and Degge and Mate, hang in the front room of the gallery. These archival pigment prints – portrait-like still images of light projections – capture fleeting presences of otherworldly figures which possess “an unknowable consciousness, an inter-dimensional presence that momentarily disrupts the viewer’s casual expectations with a familiar incompleteness, something we naturally associate with human and/or metaphysical subjects”.

Gary Justis can be heard in conversation with Laura Kennedy of WGLT as they walk through the exhibition. In this illuminating interview, the artist shares insights, the stories behind the works and how they are made. Access the interview at http://wglt.org/post/glt-datebook-childhood-inspiration-still-informs-artist#stream/0

Chandelier monoprints and archival pigment prints by Gary Justis, published by Manneken Press, can be viewed at http://mannekenpress.com/artists-3/gary-justis-page/

“Heads on Horizon: Sculpture and Images by Gary Justis”, November 3-26

Ramp-Arts Gallery | 300 E Grove Street, Bloomington, IL Hours: Saturdays, 10am-2pm. By appointment: gajustis@gmail.com

Ted Kincaid, Nocturnal Landscape, Manneken Press, photograph

New work by Ted Kincaid

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Pictured above: Nocturnal Landscape 810, 2015. Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle rice paper mounted to Stonehenge paper. 22 x 18 inches, edition of 3.

Archival pigment prints from Ted Kincaid’s Early Morning and Nocturnal Landscapes series are now available from Manneken Press.

Over the course of two decades, Ted Kincaid has systematically subverted the notion of an objective photographic record. As his art continues to explore the play between photography and various media, Kincaid is one of several artists creating a new painting informed by photo-imagery and a new photography influenced by painting. The artist has explored this conceptual discourse through multiple series of work, deftly riding the line between the construction of totally manufactured images that bear the aesthetic of seemingly straightforward photographic images and actual photographs that buzz with vibrant palettes almost too fantastic to be considered plausible. The Early Morning and Nocturnal Landscapes series represent the current work by this prolific artist, and they can be viewed here.

Kincaid has also had an ongoing dialogue with printmaking, collaborating with Manneken Press on several different limited edition projects in traditional print media over the past sixteen years. All of Ted Kincaid’s inventory can be viewed here.

Contact Manneken Press for current pricing/availability.

Claire Lieberman, Manneken Press, relief print

Claire Lieberman: ‘UBDO Playground’ at Massey Lyuben Gallery

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Pictured above: Double Trouble, 2017. Relief print on handmade paper. 22″ x 30″, edition of 10.

Claire Lieberman’s solo exhibition “UBDO Playground” is currently on view at Massey Lyuben Gallery, NYC.

The exhibition features the artist’s recent sculptures in black marble of “Unidentified Beautiful Dangerous Objects”, and a selection of toy guns hot sculpted in glass. Three relief prints on handmade Korean paper produced at Manneken Press will also be on view.

Additional information on the exhibition can be viewed here.

Manneken Press has produced nearly twenty print editions by Claire Lieberman since 2003, all of which can be viewed here.

Exhibition dates are October 12th through November 11th 2017.
Massey Lyuben Gallery, 531 W 25th Street, Ground Floor Gallery 5, New York, NY 10001.

Richard Hull, Manneken Press, etching, Tuesday,

Richard Hull’s stunning new etching editions and monotypes

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The latest release from Manneken Press:

Richard Hull’s masterful etchings in black and white and large, colorful monotypes are now available from Manneken Press.

View the prospectus for this project here.

All of Richard Hull’s prints, including those remaining from his 2015 project, can be viewed here.

Contact Manneken Press for current pricing/availability.

Pictured above: Wednesday, 2017. Etching and Aquatint, edition of 15.  31 x 42 ½ inches. Published by Manneken Press.

Upcoming Artist Exhibitions: Brian Cypher and Claire Lieberman

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Above, L to R: Gridshell, Seed Link and Lacuna, 2013. Three etchings by Brian Cypher.

Brian Cypher’s print series Entrances, Exits & Entropy will be featured in an exhibition hosted by ACME Creative in Anacortes, WA. The twelve etchings in the series, an exploration of abstract forms culled from Cypher’s practice of automatic drawing, were published by Manneken Press in 2013.  The etchings reveal a world of various states of being; energy transformation, matter becoming, and objects decaying. The images present a look into Cypher’s world of introspective observation of our nature. Click here to view all of Brian Cypher’s prints.

The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist on Friday, October 6th, 6-9 pm, and continues through November 19th.
ACME Creative, 705 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221.

Claire Lieberman’s solo exhibition UBDO Playground, opens October 12th at Massey Lyuben Gallery. Lieberman’s recent works in black marble and glass guns will be on view, as well as several brand new prints produced at Manneken Press. Click here to view all of Claire Lieberman’s prints.

The exhibition runs through November 11th. Opening reception for the artist: October 12th, 6-8 pm.
Massey Lyuben Gallery, 531 W 25th Street, Ground Floor Gallery 5, New York, NY 10001.

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.