Tag

unique print

Manneken Press Jane McNichol monotype

Exhibition: “Painterly Prints” at Artsy

By | Brenda Zappitell, Exhibition, Jane McNichol, Jonathan Higgins, Judy Ledgerwood, Monotypes | No Comments

Painterly Prints: Monotypes by Jonathan Higgins, Judy Ledgerwood, Jane McNichol and Brenda Zappitell

We are pleased to announce our newest online exhibition at Artsy. This selection of monotypes by four artists exemplifies the painterly approach to the unique print medium.

Monotype is the most direct way for an artist to make prints, free from the technical considerations of etching, lithography or relief. Though some artists prize monotype in its most basic form, as a “printed painting”, other impose a high level of control. This exhibition brings together works by four artists whose varied approaches to monotype mine the painterly veins of this unique print medium. A subsequent exhibition will showcase artists whose manner with monotype is one of controlled outcomes and drawing based approaches.

Jonathan Higgins balances chaos and control in the “Flow Chart” series, which combine the rigidity of patterned geometry with the sensuousness of aqueous media. The artist’s interest in order, balance, symmetry and chance are evident in these prints.

Judy Ledgerwood’s 2005 painting “Is This An Audience Or…” served as an inspiration for her untitled monotypes, created at Manneken Press in 2014. Riffing on the colors, patterns and marks of the painting, Ledgerwood approached monotype as a “printed painting”, exploiting unique aspects such as the “ghost” image to create a series of unique but related prints.

Jane McNichol’s monotypes can almost be read as abstractions. Employing ink rollers, paintbrushes and a variety of scrapers, the tropes of landscape and still life were points of departure for the artist to explore the materials and processes of the monotype medium.

Exuberant colors and vigorous brushwork typify Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes, created in 2017. Automatism and the concept of Mindfulness, or awareness of being in the present moment, are vital to Zappitell ‘s image making, and her prints dazzle in their boldness.

All of the prints in the exhibition were created by the artists at Manneken Press, and are available for purchase.

Brenda Zappitell, Manneken Press, monotype

Brenda Zappitell interviewed by Vasari 21’s Ann Landi

By | Brenda Zappitell, Monotypes | No Comments

Artist Brenda Zappitell discusses her background, studio habits, family, inspirations and her current work, including the recent series of monotypes published by Manneken Press in an interview conducted by Ann Landi.

Vasari21 is a site dedicated to presenting information, artist profiles and podcasts not found in other magazines or websites.

All of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes can be viewed here.

Manneken Press, Richard Hull, monotype, Chin

Richard Hull

By | New project, Richard Hull | No Comments

Richard Hull returning to Manneken Press

We are looking forward to starting a new project with Chicago artist Richard Hull later this month. Manneken Press published two etchings and several monotypes by Hull in 2015, all of which can be viewed here. Hull has had recent solo exhibitions at Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington; and Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis. His prints were seen in Manneken Press’ booth at the 2016 E/AB Fair, New York, and in the recent exhibition  “Manneken Press: Recent Prints and Projects” at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Pictured above: “Chin”, 2015. Monotype, 30″ x 22″. Published by Manneken Press.

Manneken Press, LJ Douglas, monotype, chine colle',

LJ Douglas: Recent Monotypes

By | LJ Douglas, Monotypes, New release | No Comments

LJ Douglas’  own garden is the inspiration for her recent monotypes.

Abstracted floral and faunal imagery, garden designs, bright colors and patterns observed in her own garden are found in the artist’s’ newest prints.

View all of LJ Douglas’ monotypes here.

The online prospectus for the project can be viewed here.

Contact us for pricing and availability: ink@mannekenpress.com/309.829.7443

Pictured above: Searching and Finding, 2016. Monotype with chine colle´,14 ½” x 20 ½”. Available from Manneken Press.

Brenda Zappitell, Manneken Press, monotype

Brenda Zappitell’s New Monotypes

By | Brenda Zappitell, Monotypes, New project, New release, Uncategorized | No Comments

Brenda Zappitell’s new monotypes were released on March 9th.

Painterly marks, gestural statements and vibrant colors are the hallmarks of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes, created in February of 2017. View the prospectus for the project here.

Contact us for pricing/availability: ink@mannekenpress.com / +1 309.829.7443

View all of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes here.

Pictured above: “Bloom I” (l),  “Bloom III” (c), “Bloom II” (r). 32″ x 32″.