Ink: New Prints @ Site Brookyn
January 31-February 29, 2020
165 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Opening reception: Friday, January 31, 6-9pm
While print making was invented in China in 105 AD, the mass production of paper in Europe during the 1400s proved to be major technological breakthrough, allowing printmakers to use carved wood and metal plates to produce multiple copies of the same image. Print-making was central to the revival of classical motifs during the Renaissance, as well as the circulation of technical drawings and popular images. Later, etching became the preferred medium of painters and experimental printmakers such as Rembrandt and Piranesi. After the Industrial Revolution, wood engraving, lithography, and a range of photomechanical methods proliferated, which, combined with the rigorous aesthetic of Japanese woodblock prints, had a decisive influence on both Impressionism and the avant garde movements of the next century.
However, printmaking has undergone various rapid changes in the last three decades. The increasing pace of technological development has inaugurated new digital forms while at the same time allowing artists to view previous modes of production in a more contextual and historical manner. Works Ink: New Prints translate ideas, scenes, and images into the printed form, using subtle monochrome, complex arrays of color, and expressive lines. This exhibition examines a wide range of artistic practices related to the print medium, from the return of more traditional printmaking techniques, new technologies, and the combination of the two. Methods include woodcuts, engraving, etching, mezzotint, drypoint, lithography, screen-printing, digital prints and foil imaging.
Installation shot by Site: Brooklyn
Join me for a Closing reception for my solo show labor & light at Barewolf Brewery (12 Oakland Street, Amesbury, MA) on Sunday, September 15 from 4-6pm.
Wednesday & Thursday 4-9pm
Images (L-R): Dreams and Desires, 2017; ...in the eye of the beholder, 2018; Please be mine, 2019,
Barewolf Brewing presents the work of multidisciplinary artist Emily Manning-Mingle. Spanning the past six years, this show brings together intimate and optimistic fabric collages, paper quilts and textile paintings.
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 28th from 2-4pm
Wednesday & Thursday 4-9pm
This weekend I rented a car and drove up to Amesbury, MA to install my work at BareWolf Brewing. This show includes work I created over the past six years. It is so exciting to see all the work together and has been making me think a lot about which parts of my practice have remained constant over the past several years and which parts of my work have changed.
This show feels like a celebration and a pivotal next step. I am excited to revisit and reflect on this show over the next few months.
Seven of my Paper Quilts have been hanging on the bright orange walls at Darwin's for the past year. It's unreal what a whirlwind the past year has been. I installed the work last June, so it's been up for almost a year. I am grateful for the opportunity I've had to show my work at Darwin's and have enjoyed meeting up with friends at their third Thursday wine nights, for delicious sandwiches, to buy picnic supplies or for a cup of coffee late at night. I've also enjoyed receiving surprised texts from friends who have stumbled on my work when visiting the cafe.
The night that I went to the cafe to take down my work, one of the baristas that was working there said, "Wow. It's the end of an era" and smiled. While I'm also a bit melancholy that the work is coming down, I am focused on the fact that endings create space. Sometimes the space creates new opportunities immediately and sometimes the space is slower, providing time to sit quietly and reflect. I am excited to bring the work back home, to look at it with fresh eyes and to submit pieces to new shows; giving them the freedom to live in other places.
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Current & Upcoming Shows
2020 Member's Prize Show
@ Cambridge Art Association
February 11-April 30, 2020
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA
Friday, February 13, 6-8pm
Mon.-Fri | 9am-6pm
Sat. | 9am-1pm
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