Richard Hull returning to Manneken Press
We are looking forward to starting a new project with Chicago artist Richard Hull later this month. Manneken Press published two etchings and several monotypes by Hull in 2015, all of which can be viewed here. Hull has had recent solo exhibitions at Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington; and Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis. His prints were seen in Manneken Press’ booth at the 2016 E/AB Fair, New York, and in the recent exhibition “Manneken Press: Recent Prints and Projects” at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Pictured above: “Chin”, 2015. Monotype, 30″ x 22″. Published by Manneken Press.
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″.
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.
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View all of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes here.
Pictured above: “Bloom I” (l), “Bloom III” (c), “Bloom II” (r). 32″ x 32″.
Toward What Sun? Volume I, ten photogravures by Philip Van Keuren, are now available in portfolios.
Clamshell boxes to house the ten photogravures in Volume I, published by Manneken Press earlier in 2016, have been produced by Jace Graf of Cloverleaf Studio, Austin, TX. The beautifully crafted boxes are covered in silvery-gray bookcloth with the title in black ink debosssed on the front, and also include letterpress-printed pages with the titles of each print and a colophon with information about the project.
Philip Van Keuren’s photographic images are prompted by everyday observations that reveal the world as sublimely beautiful while simultaneously unknowable. Since 2009 Manneken Press has been making copper photogravure plates from Van Keuren’s 35mm negatives. In 2016 Van Keuren and Manneken Press co-published ten of the photogravure prints for Volume I of Toward What Sun?, the first of four planned volumes of editions printed from the archive of the 40 photogravure plates that have been made to date. Seven prints from each edition are available singly, with the remaining five available as complete sets of 10 prints housed in a custom portfolio case. A new volume of ten prints will be issued annually.
The images are 12 x 8 inches, hand-printed from copper photogravure plates on Hahnemuhle Copperplate paper in editions of 12. Portfolio dimensions are 19″ x 14 3/4″ x 1″. View all of the prints in Toward What Sun?, Volume I here.
A new series of mixed-media monotypes by Carlos Andrade.
Artist Carlos Andrade arrived at Manneken Press from his home in Cali, Colombia, just a few days after our return from the E/AB Fair. I have worked with Carlos at Manneken Press on several different monotype projects since 2009, and we were printing together as early as 1996 in my studio in New York. Carlos has always been interested in using vernacular materials in his paintings sculptures and installations, and we have previously incorporated materials such as color-xerox copies, printed religious ephemera, and synthetic meshes and fabrics into his prints. This time he arrived at Manneken Press with a bagful of festones, the colorful plastic triangular flags which are strung up in strands for street festivals in Central and South America, wanting to use them in his prints. He had flags in an array of transparent colors, which when overlapped, created interesting new colors.
After spending a day adhering the festones, with their strings still attached, to paper we had about 12 sheets to work with, ranging in size from 30″ x 22″ to 60″ x 44″. We spent the rest of the week printing and creating a new series of wonderfully textured, unusual and very typically “Andrade” monotypes. Once the prints are dry and have been documented we will add them to the website.
Mary Judge returned to Manneken Press right after Labor Day to complete the etchings she began in June.
Jonathan Higgins is hard at work printing editions of the pair of 3-plate etching and aquatints. Manneken Press will feature these new prints at the Editions/Artist’s Book Fair in New York, November 3-6. The prints will also be seen in Mary Judge’s solo exhibition at Kenise Barnes Fine Art which opens on November 5th.
Jack Davidson is one of several artists included in the exhibition Deux Côtés / Two Sides at THEODORE:Art, Brooklyn, NY.
Jack Davidson, who lives and works in Barcelona, creates collages from torn, painted paper to which he adds elements such as Rorschach blots and metal leaf accents. These carefully considered compositions become the basis for his paintings. The exhibition at THEODORE:Art includes several of his collages. Exhibition dates are Sept. 9 – Oct. 17 2016.
Davidson also used collages as the basis for the monotypes he created at Manneken Press in April 2016. Jack Davidson’s prints can be viewed here.
Manneken Press will be showing Davidson’s monotypes at the Editions/Artist Book Fair in New York, November 3-6.