MANNEKEN PRESS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF A NEW SUITE OF AQUATINTS BY NYC ARTIST JILL MOSER
Jill Moser’s new aquatints are emotionally charged abstractions, calculated explosions of calligraphic lines and color in which the artist explores the language of abstraction.
Chroma Six consists of six color aquatints printed in editions of 20. Work on the plates began in February 2019 at Jill Moser’s Long Island City studio, and color proofing was completed in May at Manneken Press. The prints are available now exclusively from Manneken Press. The prints will be featured in our booth at EXPO Chicago, which takes place on Chicago’s Navy Pier September 19-22. Manneken Press will be in booth #431.
Collectively titled Chroma Six, the individual titles of the prints are Benibana, Tyre, Verdigris, Cinnabar, Gamboge and Violets. The image size is 17 x 14 inches, printed on 23 1/2 x 21 inch paper in editions of 20.
As the titles suggest, color is of prime importance. In the dialogue taking place between figure and ground the gestural, almost animated figures are both expressive and descriptive while the grounds are imbued with deep dimensional space that rival that of the overlaid figures.
Chroma Six is the third project published by Manneken press in 2019. Previous releases this year include Rupert Deese’s “Rivers & Mountains” editions and Catherine Howe’s unique carborundum prints and monotypes, which will also have their public debut at EXPO.
Jill Moser’s broader practice centers on a dialogue between painting and printmaking: working in print allows Moser to introduce a mechanical process that mediates between her hand and the image thereby allowing her to slow down and re-encounter her own gestures.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Jill Moser has been exploring the intersections of painting, writing and the animated image for over thirty years. During the past two decades, she has also worked on collaborative multimedia projects with poets Laurie Sheck, Charles Bernstein and Major Jackson, and artist Fernando Augusto, and created a large body of prints with many significant contemporary print publishers. Moser’s paintings, drawings, prints, and artist’s books have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe, and are featured in prominent museums and public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The National Gallery of Art, The Yale University Art Gallery, The Fogg Art Museum, and The National Library of France. Moser has taught at Princeton University, Virginia Commonwealth University, The School of Visual Arts and lectured across the United States. She lives and works in New York.