Gary Justis signed his new mono print series on April 4, 2016. The artist got his inner hillbilly on during the signing. The prints are being photographed and documented now and will soon be added to the Manneken Press website.
Manneken Press is buzzing with activity this month as Gary Justis works on a group of new monoprints.
In 2011 Gary Justis created a series of monoprints based on chandelier images, and this new group of monoprints continues in the same vein, utilizing stainless steel plates cut into chandelier profiles. Justis was able to “draw” the images with a plasma torch. The distinctive edge left by the plasma torch on the metal creates a unique surface which comes into play in interesting ways during the printing process.
Ink is applied to the chandelier form which is printed on paper. In some cases the sheet has a ground previously printed from a sheet of plywood. Each print is treated as a unique work, and the chandelier form can be re-inked and printed over a previously printed image several times.
Above, artist Gary Justis inspects one of his freshly printed monoprints.
Work on this project will continue through March, 2016, and the prints will be released shortly thereafter.
Manneken Press is an independent fine art press publishing limited editions, unique prints, artist’s books and portfolios by leading contemporary artists
Subscribe to the Manneken Press Blog via Email
Social Media Links
- Manneken Press at the Cleveland Fine Print Fair August 23, 2017
- Tamarind Institute benefit includes a print by Sarah Smelser August 19, 2017
- Brenda Zappitell interviewed by Vasari 21’s Ann Landi August 14, 2017
- Printed Editions features monotypes by Carlos Andrade July 30, 2017
- (even more) Current Exhibitions by Manneken Press Artists July 21, 2017