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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.

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Richard Hull’s stunning new etching editions and monotypes

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The latest release from Manneken Press:

Richard Hull’s masterful etchings in black and white and large, colorful monotypes are now available from Manneken Press.

View the prospectus for this project here.

All of Richard Hull’s prints, including those remaining from his 2015 project, can be viewed here.

Contact Manneken Press for current pricing/availability.

Pictured above: Wednesday, 2017. Etching and Aquatint, edition of 15.  31 x 42 ½ inches. Published by Manneken Press.

Judy Ledgerwood’s mural in NYC

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Judy Ledgerwood has painted a sixty-eight foot long by thirteen foot high painting spanning the length of an L-shaped wall in the lobby of a corporate office building in Midtown Manhattan.

A geometric floral pattern painted in silver stretches over grounds of fluorescent orange, red and pink. The piece was painted directly on the wall in tempera paint, on site by the artist assisted by her son, in December 2016.

For this temporary installation Ledgerwood has fused elements of abstract painting and the decorative arts in wonderful ways: the repeated pattern and the gently curved drape of the top and bottom edges reference ornamental wallpaper and hanging tapestries, yet the artist’s hand and process is clearly present in the random brush marks and dripped fringe of paint along the bottom edge. Employees in the building encounter the painting as they pass through a security turnstile and walk along a corridor. The painting transitions from pink to orange to red as they approach the elevators. Ledgerwood states “I thought of the color progression moving from cool to hot in relation to entering and leaving work”. The painting’s luminous palette of fluorescent colors and metallic silver infuses the lobby with a warm glow, creates an optical experience for the viewer and provides a vibrant counterpoint to the formality of the building’s architecture.

The artist’s new piece in New York expands upon ideas of an earlier installation she created for the Graham Foundation in Chicago. In 2014 Manneken Press published Ledgerwood’s “Chromatic Patterns After The Graham Foundation”, a suite of lithograph/relief prints inspired by that piece and which serves as a permanent evocation of the ephemeral installation. The prints also relate in interesting ways to the New York installation. They, along with several of the artist’s monotypes, can be viewed here, and Susan Tallman’s thoughtful review of these prints written for Art In Print can be read here.

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.

2016 E/AB Fair

E/AB Fair recap

By | Art Fair, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, Monotypes, New project, New release, Philip Van Keuren, photogravure, Richard Hull, Sarah Smelser | No Comments

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!

By | Art Fair, Brian Cypher, Carlos Andrade, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Justin Quinn, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, Monotypes, New project, New release, Philip Van Keuren, photogravure, Richard Hull, Rupert Deese, Sarah Smelser | No Comments

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

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The 2016 Editions/Artists’ Books Fair, Nov. 3-6, 2016.

By | Art Fair, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, Monotypes, Philip Van Keuren, Richard Hull, Sarah Smelser | No Comments
Please join Manneken Press in Booth B38 at the 2016 E/AB Fair, November 3-6 2016.

This year’s Fair will gather over 40 exhibitors from around the US, Europe, and South Africa showing their latest publications at The Tunnel in New York’s Chelsea. The Fair will take place November 3 – 6 during New York’s Print Week, to coincide with IFPDA’s Print Fair, and dozens of special exhibitions, talks, and workshops throughout the city.

Editions / Artists’ Book Fair (E/AB Fair) has been New York’s premier showcase for the discovery of new and contemporary prints, multiples, and artists’ books. Renowned for its cultivation of an international community of publishers, E/AB Fair provides a platform for their growth in the art market. Each year the Fair presents a thoughtfully curated exhibition of works by hundreds of emerging and established artists and an informative program of artist talks.

Mary Judge, etching, aquatint, limited edition, Manneken Press

Mary Judge editions

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Mary Judge signed her two new etching editions last week.

We are photographing the two new prints, various color trial proofs and state proofs in preparation for getting them up on the website. The prints will have their public debut in Manneken Press’ booth (B38) at the Editions/Artists’ Books Fair next month in New York City.

Mary Judge will be showing new drawings in a solo exhibition at Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont, NY, also in November.

Kate Petley, Richard Hull

Editions/Artists’ Books Fair 2016

By | Art Fair, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, New release, Philip Van Keuren, Richard Hull, Sarah Smelser | No Comments
Manneken Press is pleased to announce our participation in the 2016 E/AB Fair, November 3-6 at The Tunnel in NYC.

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 featuring prints that we published in 2015 and 2016 by Jack Davidson, Richard Hull, Mary Judge, Gary Justis, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Sarah Smelser and Philip Van Keuren.

We hope to see you at the Editions/Artists’ Books Fair in 2016!