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Manneken Press Jane McNichol monotype

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.

Brenda Zappitell, Manneken Press, monotype

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

 

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.

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.

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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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LJ Douglas: Recent Monotypes

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LJ Douglas’  own garden is the inspiration for her recent monotypes.

Abstracted floral and faunal imagery, garden designs, bright colors and patterns observed in her own garden are found in the artist’s’ newest prints.

View all of LJ Douglas’ monotypes here.

The online prospectus for the project can be viewed here.

Contact us for pricing and availability: ink@mannekenpress.com/309.829.7443

Pictured above: Searching and Finding, 2016. Monotype with chine colle´,14 ½” x 20 ½”. Available from Manneken Press.