Sarah Smelser, ‘Neighborhood Pride I (Kala)’, 2019, Print, Unique monotype with chine collé, Manneken Press
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Sarah Smelser

Neighborhood Pride I (Kala), 2019

Unique monotype with chine collé
22 × 25 in
55.9 × 63.5 cm
.
Sold
Location
Bloomington
MP
Manneken Press
Bloomington

Sarah Smelser is a master of monotype, demonstrating complete control over the medium. To make this …

Medium
Condition
Pristine
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signature, title and date on front, lower margin, in pencil
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Manneken Press
Sarah Smelser
American, b. 1971
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Sarah Smelser is a printmaker known for her abstract monotypes. Her works often allude episodes in Smelser’s own life, as well as both the natural and manmade world, but the references are oblique at best; instead, Smelser says that her work is motivated by a material curiosity and excitement. Her prints characteristically feature simple shapes that are either solid and imposing or thinly hashed and delicate; as Smelser describes, “different types of shapes have fallen into favor at different times in my life.” Throughout much of her career, she employed a strictly limited palette of black, yellow, and red, though she has made more recent exceptions.

Sarah Smelser, ‘Neighborhood Pride I (Kala)’, 2019, Print, Unique monotype with chine collé, Manneken Press
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Manneken Press
Bloomington

Sarah Smelser is a master of monotype, demonstrating complete control over the medium. To make this piece she used relief, stencil and trace monotype, working on both front and back of the thin kozo paper, and finally mounting it to a heavier white sheet.

Medium
Condition
Pristine
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signature, title and date on front, lower margin, in pencil
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Manneken Press
Sarah Smelser
American, b. 1971
Follow

Sarah Smelser is a printmaker known for her abstract monotypes. Her works often allude episodes in Smelser’s own life, as well as both the natural and manmade world, but the references are oblique at best; instead, Smelser says that her work is motivated by a material curiosity and excitement. Her prints characteristically feature simple shapes that are either solid and imposing or thinly hashed and delicate; as Smelser describes, “different types of shapes have fallen into favor at different times in my life.” Throughout much of her career, she employed a strictly limited palette of black, yellow, and red, though she has made more recent exceptions.

Sarah Smelser

Neighborhood Pride I (Kala), 2019

Unique monotype with chine collé
22 × 25 in
55.9 × 63.5 cm
.
Sold
Location
Bloomington
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