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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.

2016 E/AB Fair

E/AB Fair recap

By | Art Fair, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, Monotypes, New project, New release, Philip Van Keuren, photogravure, Richard Hull, Sarah Smelser | No Comments

The 2016 Editions/Artist’s Books Fair has concluded.

After a whirlwind Print Week in New York City we are now back home and following up with the many interested collectors, curators, art consultants and gallerists who stopped in at our booth at the E/AB Fair. The fair included more than forty exhibitors from across the USA and from as far away as South Africa, showing contemporary prints, portfolios, artist’s books and unique paper works. Attendance at the fair was good, including over 1000 visitors at Thursday night’s VIP opening. We were pleased to be able to present all new work in our booth, created at Manneken Press over the past year by seven different artists.
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Editions/Artist’s Books Fair opens this week!

By | Art Fair, Brian Cypher, Carlos Andrade, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Justin Quinn, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, Monotypes, New project, New release, Philip Van Keuren, photogravure, Richard Hull, Rupert Deese, Sarah Smelser | No Comments

The 2016 Editions/Artist’s Books Fair opens Thursday evening, November 3

The Editions/Artists’ Books Fair (E/AB)–New York’s premier showcase for contemporary art publishers and dealers, presenting prints, multiples and artists’ books—returns November 3rd – 6th to Chelsea’s Waterfront Tunnel for its third edition under the direction of the Lower East Side Printshop. Timed to coincide with its sister fair the IFPDA’s Print Fair during New York Print Week, this year E/AB Fair will showcase forty publishers from across the US, Europe, South Africa and Japan featuring new works by emerging, mid-career, and established artists in a variety of mediums from silkscreen and intaglio to cyanotype and archival pigment prints.

Manneken Press will be presenting our newest prints, all made in the past two years, in booth B38. The preview photos above show new prints by Mary Judge, Philip Van Keuren, Kate Petley and Jack Davidson.

The Tunnel, 269 11th Ave. NYC
Free Public Hours:
Friday, Nov. 4, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, Nov. 5, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, Nov. 6, 11am – 5pm

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The 2016 Editions/Artists’ Books Fair, Nov. 3-6, 2016.

By | Art Fair, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, Monotypes, Philip Van Keuren, Richard Hull, Sarah Smelser | No Comments
Please join Manneken Press in Booth B38 at the 2016 E/AB Fair, November 3-6 2016.

This year’s Fair will gather over 40 exhibitors from around the US, Europe, and South Africa showing their latest publications at The Tunnel in New York’s Chelsea. The Fair will take place November 3 – 6 during New York’s Print Week, to coincide with IFPDA’s Print Fair, and dozens of special exhibitions, talks, and workshops throughout the city.

Editions / Artists’ Book Fair (E/AB Fair) has been New York’s premier showcase for the discovery of new and contemporary prints, multiples, and artists’ books. Renowned for its cultivation of an international community of publishers, E/AB Fair provides a platform for their growth in the art market. Each year the Fair presents a thoughtfully curated exhibition of works by hundreds of emerging and established artists and an informative program of artist talks.

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Editions/Artists’ Books Fair 2016

By | Art Fair, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, New release, Philip Van Keuren, Richard Hull, Sarah Smelser | No Comments
Manneken Press is pleased to announce our participation in the 2016 E/AB Fair, November 3-6 at The Tunnel in NYC.

The Editions/Artists’ Books Fair (E/AB)–New York’s premier showcase for contemporary art publishers and dealers, presenting prints, multiples and artists’ books—returns November 3rd – 6th to Chelsea’s Waterfront Tunnel for its third edition under the direction of the Lower East Side Printshop. Timed to coincide with its sister fair the IFPDA’s Print Fair during New York Print Week, this year E/AB Fair will showcase forty publishers from across the US, Europe, South Africa and Japan featuring new works by emerging, mid-career, and established artists in a variety of mediums from silkscreen and intaglio to cyanotype and archival pigment prints.

Manneken Press will be featuring prints that we published in 2015 and 2016 by Jack Davidson, Richard Hull, Mary Judge, Gary Justis, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Sarah Smelser and Philip Van Keuren.

We hope to see you at the Editions/Artists’ Books Fair in 2016!

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.

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