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Heads On Horizon, Gary Justis, Ramp-Arts, Manneken Press

Exhibition: “Heads On Horizon: Sculpture and Images by Gary Justis” at Ramp-Arts Gallery

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Manneken Press artist Gary Justis‘ exhibition “Heads On Horizon” opened last weekend at Ramp-Arts Gallery in Bloomington. The show includes sculpture, digital prints and videos.

The gallery’s main room contains two kinetic sculpture/installations, Pond and Heads On Horizon, quintessential Justis works, which use mechanics, projected light and sound to distill childhood memories into mesmerizing and poetic visual experiences. The room also includes several of the artist’s videos which loop on an installed monitor. The video’s soundtrack and the mechanical cacophony of the sculptures combine to create a hypnotic effect.

Three large digital prints, PhilsenRosetta, and Degge and Mate, hang in the front room of the gallery. These archival pigment prints – portrait-like still images of light projections – capture fleeting presences of otherworldly figures which possess “an unknowable consciousness, an inter-dimensional presence that momentarily disrupts the viewer’s casual expectations with a familiar incompleteness, something we naturally associate with human and/or metaphysical subjects”.

Gary Justis can be heard in conversation with Laura Kennedy of WGLT as they walk through the exhibition. In this illuminating interview, the artist shares insights, the stories behind the works and how they are made. Access the interview at http://wglt.org/post/glt-datebook-childhood-inspiration-still-informs-artist#stream/0

Chandelier monoprints and archival pigment prints by Gary Justis, published by Manneken Press, can be viewed at http://mannekenpress.com/artists-3/gary-justis-page/

“Heads on Horizon: Sculpture and Images by Gary Justis”, November 3-26

Ramp-Arts Gallery | 300 E Grove Street, Bloomington, IL Hours: Saturdays, 10am-2pm. By appointment: gajustis@gmail.com

Claire Lieberman, Manneken Press, relief print

Claire Lieberman: ‘UBDO Playground’ at Massey Lyuben Gallery

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Pictured above: Double Trouble, 2017. Relief print on handmade paper. 22″ x 30″, edition of 10.

Claire Lieberman’s solo exhibition “UBDO Playground” is currently on view at Massey Lyuben Gallery, NYC.

The exhibition features the artist’s recent sculptures in black marble of “Unidentified Beautiful Dangerous Objects”, and a selection of toy guns hot sculpted in glass. Three relief prints on handmade Korean paper produced at Manneken Press will also be on view.

Additional information on the exhibition can be viewed here.

Manneken Press has produced nearly twenty print editions by Claire Lieberman since 2003, all of which can be viewed here.

Exhibition dates are October 12th through November 11th 2017.
Massey Lyuben Gallery, 531 W 25th Street, Ground Floor Gallery 5, New York, NY 10001.

Upcoming Artist Exhibitions: Brian Cypher and Claire Lieberman

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Above, L to R: Gridshell, Seed Link and Lacuna, 2013. Three etchings by Brian Cypher.

Brian Cypher’s print series Entrances, Exits & Entropy will be featured in an exhibition hosted by ACME Creative in Anacortes, WA. The twelve etchings in the series, an exploration of abstract forms culled from Cypher’s practice of automatic drawing, were published by Manneken Press in 2013.  The etchings reveal a world of various states of being; energy transformation, matter becoming, and objects decaying. The images present a look into Cypher’s world of introspective observation of our nature. Click here to view all of Brian Cypher’s prints.

The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist on Friday, October 6th, 6-9 pm, and continues through November 19th.
ACME Creative, 705 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221.

Claire Lieberman’s solo exhibition UBDO Playground, opens October 12th at Massey Lyuben Gallery. Lieberman’s recent works in black marble and glass guns will be on view, as well as several brand new prints produced at Manneken Press. Click here to view all of Claire Lieberman’s prints.

The exhibition runs through November 11th. Opening reception for the artist: October 12th, 6-8 pm.
Massey Lyuben Gallery, 531 W 25th Street, Ground Floor Gallery 5, New York, NY 10001.

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(even more) Current Exhibitions by Manneken Press Artists

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Image: “Upside 3”, 2016. Monoprint by Kate Petley

Kate Petley’s new paintings are being shown in Radial, a three-person exhibition at Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO. The exhibition continues through September 9 2017.

Jonathan Higgins’s untitled silverpoint drawing is included in The Twenty Seventh Cedarhurst Biennial at the Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, IL. Exhibition dates are July 30 – October 8 2017.

Works by Gary Justis are included in Electron Salon, a group exhibition on view through August 10 at LACDA, Los Angeles, CA.

Manneken Press, Brenda Zappitell, monotype, Premise

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″.

 

brain glitter, Jack Davidson, Tat Art,

brain… glitter: Jack Davidson at Tat Art, Barcelona

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brain… glitter, Jack Davidson’s solo exhibition of recent paintings will open at Tat Art in Barcelona April 6th.

Davidson uses sections of collages and Rorschach blots in straightforward, often symmetrical compositions to evoke a loose or accidental quality in his paintings. The artist created a woodcut edition and a series of monotypes at Manneken Press in 2016. The exhibition at Tat Art will run through June 30th.

 

Upcoming exhibition: “Recent Prints and Projects from Manneken Press”

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The Wakeley Gallery at Illinois Wesleyan University, located in Bloomington, Illinois, will host the exhibition Recent Prints and Projects from Manneken Press, February 27 – March 30 2017.

The exhibition will include fine art prints and portfolios produced by an array of international artists at Manneken Press from 2014 to the present. A reception for the exhibition will be held in the gallery on March 2 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

The exhibition showcases Manneken Press, a fine art press and print publisher located in Bloomington, IL. The exhibition will include examples of contemporary printmaking, including etchings, aquatints, woodcuts, lithographs, photogravures, and portfolios, as well as unique monotypes and monoprints. Artists in the exhibition include Richard Hull, Judy Ledgerwood, Gary Justis, Mary Judge, Jack Davidson, Brenda Zappitell, Carlos Andrade, Kate Petley and Philip Van Keuren.

Highlights of the exhibition will include “Toward What Sun? Volume I”, a portfolio of ten photogravures by Dallas-based artist Philip Van Keuren, published in January of 2016, and “Untitled”, a mixed-media monotype by Columbian artist Carlos Andrade, published in November of 2016, in which vernacular materials such as plastic flags and string are incorporated into the print. The monotype by Brenda Zappitell will have been made only three weeks prior to the opening of the exhibition. Viewers will have the opportunity to see the work of artists from the local community (Gary Justis) and from as far away as Spain (Jack Davidson) and South America (Carlos Andrade). Though the primary focus of the exhibition will be abstraction, the exhibition will be a snapshot of current practices in printmaking, and viewers will have the chance to see contemporary works of art realized in traditional print media. “to open widows”, a concurrent exhibition by Bill Conger, will be in the adjacent Merwin Gallery.

For more information click here.

The Merwin & Wakeley Galleries are located on the ground floor of the Ames School of Art building, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.

Manneken Press Artists’ Exhibitions

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Recent, current and upcoming exhibitions by Manneken Press artists

Jonathan Higgins is exhibiting metalpoint drawings in point/line/shape/form, a 5-person exhibition at the McLean County Art Center in Bloomington, IL. The exhibition runs through February 18, with a reception for the artists on Friday, January 20, 5 – 7 pm.

Philip Van Keuren’s 2016 photogravure “Shrub II” is included in Idols And Impossible Structures: New Prints 2017/Winter at the IPCNY, 508 W 26th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY. Exhibition dates are January 19 – April 1 2017, with an opening reception on Thursday January 19, 6 – 8 pm.

Kate Petley has a solo exhibition of paintings at Robischon Gallery, 1740 Wazee Street, Denver, CO. Show dates are January 12 – March 4, 2017.

A monotype by Sarah Smelser was included in the Nasty Women Exhibition, January 12 – 15th at the Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, NYC. The show was “a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights”. Proceeds from the show raised more than $35,000 to benefit Planned Parenthood. This exhibition was the first of at least twenty seven similarly themed and titled shows that will take place in venues across the United States and as far away as Brussels, Melbourne and Amsterdam in the coming months. The exhibition received a lot of press, including notices in the Huffington Post and Hyperallergic.

smoking a fag/kissing a man, Jack Davidson’s solo exhibition of collages at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA ran from November 5 – December 23, 2016.

Recent Prints and Projects From Manneken Press, a selection of prints and portfolios published from 2014 through 2017, will be shown at Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. Exhibition dates are February 27 – March 30, with an opening reception on March 2, 5 – 6 pm.