“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.
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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
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.
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.