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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″.

Philip Van Keuren, photogravure, Toward What Sun?, Manneken Press, portfolio

Philip Van Keuren’s photogravure portfolios are now available.

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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.

We just finished a new monotype project with Carlos Andrade.

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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. 

Carlos 2016 monotype

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2016 E/AB Fair

E/AB Fair recap

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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!

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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

Mary Judge is Back!

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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 at THEODORE: Art

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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.

Beginning a new project with Mary Judge

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St. Louis/Brooklyn/Italy based artist Mary Judge comes to Manneken Press

Mary Judge began a new project of multi-plate color aquatints last week. The prints are abstracted flower forms, a theme the artist has been investigating in various modes for a number of years.  Mary returns to Manneken Press later in the summer to continue work on this series.