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

By | Brenda Zappitell, Carlos Andrade, Exhibition, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, lithography, Mary Judge, Monotypes, Philip Van Keuren, Richard Hull | No Comments

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.

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

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

Philip Van Keuren’s photogravure portfolios are now available.

By | New project, Philip Van Keuren, photogravure | No Comments
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.

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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

E/AB Fair, Manneken Press

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.