Thanks to Brenda Zappitell for putting together this short video of her experience making monotypes at Manneken Press earlier in 2017. A selection of Zappitell’s monotypes will be on display at Whitewall Contemporary ‘s booth at Scope Miami Beach in December. All of the monotypes can be viewed here.
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.
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All of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes can be viewed here.
Pictured above: Carlos Andrade: “Untitled”, 2016. Mixed media monotype. 42″ x 29 1/4″, (detail).
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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.
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.
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Pictured above: Searching and Finding, 2016. Monotype with chine colle´,14 ½” x 20 ½”. Available from Manneken Press.
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.
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View all of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes here.
Pictured above: “Bloom I” (l), “Bloom III” (c), “Bloom II” (r). 32″ x 32″.
A new series of mixed-media monotypes by Carlos Andrade.
Artist Carlos Andrade arrived at Manneken Press from his home in Cali, Colombia, just a few days after our return from the E/AB Fair. I have worked with Carlos at Manneken Press on several different monotype projects since 2009, and we were printing together as early as 1996 in my studio in New York. Carlos has always been interested in using vernacular materials in his paintings sculptures and installations, and we have previously incorporated materials such as color-xerox copies, printed religious ephemera, and synthetic meshes and fabrics into his prints. This time he arrived at Manneken Press with a bagful of festones, the colorful plastic triangular flags which are strung up in strands for street festivals in Central and South America, wanting to use them in his prints. He had flags in an array of transparent colors, which when overlapped, created interesting new colors.
After spending a day adhering the festones, with their strings still attached, to paper we had about 12 sheets to work with, ranging in size from 30″ x 22″ to 60″ x 44″. We spent the rest of the week printing and creating a new series of wonderfully textured, unusual and very typically “Andrade” monotypes. Once the prints are dry and have been documented we will add them to the website.