above: Carlos Andrade: “Untitled”, 2022. Monotype, 35 x 29 inches
As 2022 draws to a close…
here is an update about what we have been up to recently:
We just wrapped an monotype session with Carlos Andrade. Carlos travelled up from his home and studio in Cali, Colombia for his sixth monotype session at Manneken Press since 2006. He produced 34 new monotypes during this intensive week-long collaboration. Once the ink on these prints has dried we will document and add them to our website and online platforms. Check back soon for the release date!
Carlos Andrade’s mixed-media monotypes produced at Manneken Press can be viewed here.
Anna Kunz will be returning to Manneken Press before the end of the year for a monotype project. Anna’s 2022 monotypes can be viewed here.
Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces | MOMA
We are pleased to be loaning two prints by Peter Feldstein to The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces. The exhibition focuses on Just Above Midtown, a New York City art gallery and self-described laboratory led by Linda Goode Bryant that foregrounded African American artists and artists of color. Open from 1974 until 1986, it was a place where Black art flourished and debate was cultivated. Feldstein’s work in abstract photography meshed with the gallery’s mission of highlighting artists working in abstraction and inexpensive materials and he participated in several of the gallery’s group exhibitions. Both of Feldstein’s prints are photogravures derived from small handmade negatives. Manneken Press’ Jonathan Higgins worked with Feldstein on these prints in 1998, produced at and published by at Galamander Press, NYC, a forerunner of Manneken Press. See more of Peter Feldstein’s work here; for additional information read our 2018 blog post Peter Feldstein, 1942 – 2017
Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces continues at MOMA through February 18, 2023.
Matt Magee and Kate Petley
Both of these artists were featured in magazine articles this month:
Interior Design featured a multi-page spread titled Artist Matt Magee Plays With Language Through Abstraction
An interview with Kate Petley can be found in VoyageDenver in which she discusses her work and her recent relocation to New York from Colorado.
Both artists produced recent projects at Manneken Press: Matt’s prints can be viewed here; Kate Petley’s can be viewed here.
Sarah Smelser and Jonathan Higgins
Sarah and Jonathan, the humans behind Manneken Press, were invited to participate last month in MIAD Prints, a week-long monotype fest hosted by the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. We enjoyed making our own work alongside an international array of invited artists.
Sarah Smelser has many irons in the fire: in addition to being the Associate Director of the Wonsook Kim School of Art at Illinois State University, she was recently named the Harold Boyd Endowed Professor. This endowment has allowed her to spend this academic year focussing on her research. To that end she is currently spending six weeks as a visiting artist at the Contemporary Print Media Research Center at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
We have spent several months during 2022 working with Jill Moser on some new prints inspired by her ongoing series of painted collages. Two color aquatint editions are complete and the editions are currently being printed. Look for an early 2023 release for these beautiful prints. Jill Moser’s 2019 project can be viewed here.
“Hudson Valley Clouds”, our current exhibition of photographic works by Ted Kincaid, continues on Artsy through 12/31/2022. Check it out: Hudson Valley Clouds.
Looking ahead to 2023
Art Fairs: at the first two art fairs Manneken Press will be participating in will be Intersect Palm Springs, February 9 – 12, and Expo Chicago, April 13 – 16.
We already have projects scheduled with several new artists for the first half of 2023. STAY TUNED!