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New Monoprints by Kate Petley

By April 17, 2022April 20th, 2022No Comments
Kate Petley: "Signal #10", 2022. Unique photogravure and relief monoprint on Hahnemuühle Copperplate paper. 24.75" x 20.25". Published by Manneken Press.

“I’m interested in exploring transformation as a universally held experience with all of the implied mystery it contains. We know it when we see it… or feel it.”

Kate Petley

M anneken Press is pleased to announce our latest release: two new monoprint series by Kate Petley. These arresting images are a singular blending of 3-D and 2-D imagery, analog and digital photographic processes, and relief printing.

Petley began by making simple objects that she wrapped with gradient film. These constructions were staged, lit and digitally photographed without making any alterations. Through this process Petley elevated the humble sculptural forms to mythical proportions. The 19th C. technique of photogravure was used to etch these photographic images into copper plates, which were hand-printed in black ink onto paper. To these prints, using relief printing and stencils Petley added transparent colors to build layers of luminosity, subtle gradients and overlapping geometries, resulting in a stunning series of related but unique prints. View all of Kate Petley”s new prints here.

Kate Petley’s Signal and Marker prints are photogravure and relief monoprints. Each piece is unique, printed by hand using archival oil-based inks on Hahnemühle Copperplate paper. Signal and Marker are bleed prints, with the image extending to the edges of the paper; their dimensions are 24 3/4″ x 20 1/4″. Each print is titled, signed and dated by the artist, verso, in pencil, and is impressed with the Manneken Press blindstamp. Published by and available from Manneken Press.
The initial release of ten prints of the Signal series and seven of the Marker series will be followed by a subsequent release of additional impressions that will raise the total to twenty unique impressions of each image.

Contact Manneken Press for current pricing/availability or additional information.

Kate Petley: "Marker #1", 2022. Unique photogravure and relief monoprint on Hahnemuühle Copperplate paper. 24.75" x 20.25". Published by Manneken Press.
pictured above: “Marker #1”,2022. Photogravure monoprint by Kate Petley printed on Hahnemühle Copperplate paper paper. 24 3/4″ x 20 1/4″.

About Kate Petley

K ate Petley has been awarded an NEA Rockefeller Foundation grant, a Ucross Foundation fellowship, and residencies at Franz Mayer of Munich Architectural Art Glass studio, Platteforum Denver, and Cow House Studios, Co. Wexford, Ireland for PhotoIreland.
Her work has been presented in over thirty solo exhibitions, most recently at Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles; Robischon Gallery, Denver; and the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum. Other solo and group exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; FotoFest Houston; Grinnell College Museum of Art; PhotoIreland, Rathfarnum Castle, Dublin; the Museum of South Texas, the Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe; the Nicolaysen Art Museum; the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University; the Museum of the Southwest, Midland; Diverseworks Houston; the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos; and the Arlington Museum of Art. The artist’s installations and two-dimensional works have been widely reviewed and documented, noted for exaggerating the unusual nature of our everyday world.

In 2021, Petley served as guest curator for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary art. The Stubborn Influence of Painting occupied the entire museum with the work of nine artists from across the US and London.  

Petley obtained a BFA cum laude from the University of Utah in sculpture and ceramics.

Selected Collections

the University of Colorado Art Museum; The Museum of Texas Tech University;  Houston Airport System, Stanford University; New York Presbyterian Hospital; the Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City; the Nicolaysen Museum; UCLA Hospital, Santa Monica; Denver Children’s Hospital; the Polsinelli Collection, Dallas, Denver, and Chicago; City of Houston TX; Suntrust Bank Atlanta; Intercontinental Exchange Atlanta; Morgan Stanley San Francisco; Vail Industries, Chicago; and Fidelity Investments, Boston and Denver.

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