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Judy Ledgerwood exhibition in NYC

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“Pussy Poppin’ Power”, an exhibition of Judy Ledgerwood‘s new paintings, is currently on view at Tracy Williams Ltd., NYC. Click here for more information.

Hyperallergic published an insightful article about Judy Ledgerwood’s work in relation to the exhibition, written by John Yau, which can be accessed here. Yau contributed his poem Twenty Six Letters for Judy Ledgerwood to the portfolio of Ledgerwood’s prints Chromatic Patterns After the Graham Foundation, published by Manneken Press.

Judy Ledgerwood’s prints, created at Manneken Press in 2014, can be viewed here.

Manneken Press Judy Ledgerwood John Yao portfolio

Jack Davidson at Manneken Press

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Jack Davidson spent a week working at Manneken Press in April 2016. His unique approach to making monotypes included the use of Rorschach blots and gold leaf. Images of his prints will be added to the website shortly.

Jack is a native of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a painter, currently living and working in Barcelona, and has had recent exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles, as well as in Europe.

“The Art of Photogravure” exhibition in NYC

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An exhibition of photogravure prints highlighting the work of four photographers and their master printers opens this week in New York City.

A new group show, The Art of Photogravure, opens at 1251 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, on April 18. In this unique presentation, the gallery celebrates the photogravure prints of four internationally renowned photographers: Roy DeCarava, Lee Freidlander, Philip Van Keuren and Kenro Izu, and their collaborators: master print makers Jonathan Higgins (Manneken Press), Lothar Osterburg (LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies) and Paul Taylor (Renaissance Press).

The photogravure method of making hand-pulled prints has attracted photographers to intaglio print-making since the 19th century. It is considered by many to be one of the finest methods of reproducing photographic images in ink on paper. Combining the realistic detail of a photograph and the richly pigmented inks typical of a fine art print, photogravure etchings make a special impression, an unparalleled visual experience.

The Art of Photogravure, April 18 – July 18 is presented by RCSFA, MFA and Hines for 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, 10021. The gallery is in the lobby of 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 49th & 6th Avenue. It is open to the pubic M-F: 7 a.m. -7 p.m.

For more information about the exhibition: www.rcsfineart.com

For a brief historical overview of photogravure and an explanation of the technique, click here to view the essay recently written by Jonathan Higgins for PrintedEditions.com

Monoprint project with Gary Justis is underway

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Manneken Press is buzzing with activity this month as Gary Justis works on a group of new monoprints.

In 2011 Gary Justis created a series of monoprints based on chandelier images, and this new group of monoprints continues in the same vein, utilizing stainless steel plates cut into chandelier profiles.  Justis was able to “draw” the images with a plasma torch. The distinctive edge left by the plasma torch on the metal creates a unique surface which comes into play in interesting ways during the printing process.

Manneken Press, Gary Justis, monoprint

Ink is applied to the chandelier form which is printed on paper. In some cases the sheet has a ground previously printed from a sheet of plywood.  Each print is treated as a unique work, and the chandelier form can be re-inked and printed over a previously printed image several times.

Manneken Press, mono print, Gary Justis
Manneken Press, Gary Justis, monoprint

Above, artist Gary Justis inspects one of his freshly printed monoprints.

Work on this project will continue through March, 2016, and the prints will be released shortly thereafter.