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Manneken Press at the Cleveland Fine Print Fair

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Manneken Press is pleased to announce our participation in the 33rd Annual Cleveland Fine Print Fair. The fair, sponsored by the Print Club of Cleveland, hosts fourteen exhibitors offering a range of prints, drawings and photographs ranging from Old Master to contemporary. The Fine Print Fair benefits the museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings.

The Fine Print Fair opens Thursday evening, September 14, with a ticketed benefit preview. The fair is open to the public on the 15th, 16th and 17th with free admission. Manneken Press will be featuring our latest publications, including new prints by Richard Hull, Brenda Zappitell, Mary Judge, Kate Petley, Jack Davidson and Judy Ledgerwood, and works by numerous other artists.

The 33rd Annual Cleveland Fine Print Fair is held in the Ames Family Atrium of Cleveland Museum of Art. Click here for additional information.

(above): Jane McNichol: Skylight, 2000. Monotype.

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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 artists in recent, current and upcoming exhibitions

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Richard Hull is included in American Genre: Contemporary Painting, at the ICA at the Maine College of Art, curated by Michelle Grabner. The exhibition opens on July 20th.
Hull also had a painting in Beyond Bounds • Dazzling, an exhibition shown at the Nerman Museum in Overland Park, KS in April 2017.

Kate Petley’s work was recently shown in Dublin, Ireland in an exhibition for PhotoIreland 2017 at Rathfarnham Castle. The exhibition was the culmination of the How To Flatten A Mountain residency at Cow House Studios in County Wexford.
An insightful essay by Scott Gleeson on Petley’s work is featured in the journal Peripheral Visions.

Brenda Zappitell is featured in Female, the inaugural exhibition of Whitewall Contemporary, a new space in Delray Beach, FL.

Mary Judge is one of several artists to be included in Cross Pollination, an exhibition showcasing work at the intersection of art and science at 516 Arts in Albuquerque. The show opens August 19th.

brain… glitter, Jack Davidson’s solo painting exhibition at Tat Art, Barcelona, continues through June 30th. He is also included in Apertures, a show that just opened in Houston at Hiram Butler Gallery and continues through July 29th.

Riot Grrrls, an exhibition of female artists making bold, adventurous paintings which closed recently at Chicago’s MCA, included works by Judy Ledgerwood.

Ted Kincaid will be showing in a group exhibition at Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA opening June 30th.

Recent Prints and Projects from Manneken Press

“Manneken Press: Recent Prints and Projects” at Wakeley Gallery

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“Manneken Press: Recent Prints and Projects” continues through March 30th, 2017 at Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, 6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington, IL.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 12 to 4 p.m., Tuesday evenings 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.

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.

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Kate Petley

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On the occasion of Kate Petley’s current solo exhibition at Robischon Gallery, we are sharing three articles written about her work:

A just published review of the exhibition, an Artsy editorial from 2014, and an interview with the artist on the Vasari21 blog. Kate Petley has worked at Manneken Press, creating several monoprint series in 2013 and 2016 which can be viewed here.

Recent news: Kate Petley’s work was included in “Colorado Women in Abstraction” at the Metropolitan State University Center for Visual Art, Denver CO, curated by Michael Paglia; she was an artist in residence at the UCROSS Foundation in Clearmont, WY; and completed an invitational residency at Franz Mayer of Munich Glass Studio.

Pictured above: “Sideways 5“, 2016. Monoprint, 21 1/2″ x 27”, available from Manneken Press.

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.

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