Western Exhibitions is hosting a reception for Richard Hull’s new print editions and monotypes this Friday, September 18th from 6-9 pm. The gallery is located at 845 Washington Blvd., 2nd floor. The event is free and open to the public. It is part of EXPO Art After Hours. For more information click here.
Chicago artist Richard Hull was in the studio last week working on etchings and monotypes. Hull utilized traditional intaglio techniques: line etching to create densely worked areas, aquatint to add fields of tone and burnishing the plate to bring some light back in.
Hull often makes crayon drawings on paper, so we tried a related technique for the monotypes: the artist used water-soluble crayons to make a drawing on thin Sintra board which was then printed onto damp paper. The results are spectacular! Take a look at the finished prints on Richard Hull’s artist page.
Two of Brian Cypher’s etchings will be included in Out Of Sight, a survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest. The exhibition takes place at King Street Station, a 24,000 SF space close by the Seattle Art Fair, which will be happening concurrently.
Curated by Kirsten Anderson, Sharon Arnold, Greg Lundgren and Sierra Stinson, Out of Sight showcases over 80 emerging and mid-career artists, the largest survey of contemporary art happening in the region. Both in scale, proximity and premise, Out of Sight is a bold and audacious exhibit, designed to recognize the immense talent and creativity that the region harbors, and the under-recognized creative capital of the community.
Manneken Press published several etchings by Brian Cypher, a resident of the Pacific Northwest’s Skagit Valley, in 2014.
Manneken Press artist Justin Quinn is included in the current exhibition New American Paintings: Midwest Edition at the Elmhurst Art Museum.
New American Paintings: The 2014 Midwest Edition features 40 artists selected by Elmhurst Art Museum Chief Curator, Staci Boris.
Manneken Press published two editions and several monotypes with Quinn in 2012.
Gallery Jatad will present the two-person exhibition Lineal: Jonathan Higgins & Jaqueline Dee Parker from June 18 – July 25, 2015. The exhibition will feature black and white lithographs with chine colle’ and color monotypes by Higgins and collages by Parker. The gallery will also be showing a selection of antique African doors during the exhibition. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, June 20th from 3 – 6. Gallery Jatad shows contemporary works on paper alongside African tribal art.
The new Manneken Press website (www.mannekenpress.com) went live on Friday, May 29th 2015. The new site is a complete rebuild of the old one which we have had since 2002. The new site has a fresh look, is easier to use and shows off the work quite well. We have re-photograhed a lot of the prints in our inventory so the images on the site are better quality and larger. The new site is built using WordPress with the “Salient” theme by Theme Nectar, and it is a responsive site so it should look just fine when viewed on a smart phone or iPad. The site was designed and built by yours truly, Jonathan Higgins, with occasional assistance and encouragement by Brandon Brown and Mark Purvis. Thanks guys! We have also added a new artist to the site: Philip Van Keuren, a photographer from Dallas, TX. The editions of his prints are currently being printed. Look for an announcement of the release of this new project later in the summer.
One of Rupert Deese’s “Aphros” prints is now part of the Menil Collection. “Aphros”, an edition of drypoints published by the Chinati Foundation, was produced at Manneken Press in 2011. Impressions of “Aphros” from the edition of 100 are available from Chinati at the link above, and purchases benefit their programs.
Image: Artist Rupert Deese and Master Printer Jonathan Higgins proofing Aphros at Manneken Press in 2011.