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Exhibition: “Painterly Prints” at Artsy

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Painterly Prints: Monotypes by Jonathan Higgins, Judy Ledgerwood, Jane McNichol and Brenda Zappitell

We are pleased to announce our newest online exhibition at Artsy. This selection of monotypes by four artists exemplifies the painterly approach to the unique print medium.

Monotype is the most direct way for an artist to make prints, free from the technical considerations of etching, lithography or relief. Though some artists prize monotype in its most basic form, as a “printed painting”, other impose a high level of control. This exhibition brings together works by four artists whose varied approaches to monotype mine the painterly veins of this unique print medium. A subsequent exhibition will showcase artists whose manner with monotype is one of controlled outcomes and drawing based approaches.

Jonathan Higgins balances chaos and control in the “Flow Chart” series, which combine the rigidity of patterned geometry with the sensuousness of aqueous media. The artist’s interest in order, balance, symmetry and chance are evident in these prints.

Judy Ledgerwood’s 2005 painting “Is This An Audience Or…” served as an inspiration for her untitled monotypes, created at Manneken Press in 2014. Riffing on the colors, patterns and marks of the painting, Ledgerwood approached monotype as a “printed painting”, exploiting unique aspects such as the “ghost” image to create a series of unique but related prints.

Jane McNichol’s monotypes can almost be read as abstractions. Employing ink rollers, paintbrushes and a variety of scrapers, the tropes of landscape and still life were points of departure for the artist to explore the materials and processes of the monotype medium.

Exuberant colors and vigorous brushwork typify Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes, created in 2017. Automatism and the concept of Mindfulness, or awareness of being in the present moment, are vital to Zappitell ‘s image making, and her prints dazzle in their boldness.

All of the prints in the exhibition were created by the artists at Manneken Press, and are available for purchase.

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Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes featured at SCOPE Miami Beach

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Brenda Zappitell‘s “Bloom” monotypes, published by Manneken Press, are among the works featured by  Whitewall Contemporary in their booth at SCOPE Miami Beach this week.

Whitewall Contemporary showcases their all-female roster of artists, with painted aluminum sculptures by Jane Manus, fabric wall works by Jen Pack, and additional paintings by Brenda Zappitell, in the first art fair outing for this new Delray Beach, FL-based gallery, in booth C09.

During her visit to Manneken Press in February 2017, Brenda Zappitell created twenty seven monotypes. This was the first foray into printmaking for Zappitell, a painter known for her use of exuberant colors and vigorous brushwork. Synthesizing her observations of nature, the concept of Mindfulness or awareness of being in the present moment, and life experiences with aspects of automatism and action painting, Zappitell forms a hybrid abstraction for the 21st Century. The entire series of monotypes can be viewed at Manneken Press or on our Artsy page.

SCOPE Miami Beach | December 5-10 at the SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion, 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

 

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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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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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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″.