Manneken Press is pleased to present a selection of unique prints by Kate Petley. "Ingenious Alchemy: Kate Petley's Monoprints", brings together works from her "Sideways", "Upside", "Corner", "Flap" series, as well as the recent "Overture" series.
To create the abstract compositions for her paintings, Petley begins with collaged photographic elements to which she adds painted colors and forms. She follows a parallel modus operandi for her monoprint series: the photographic elements are drawings made on translucent film which are photo-etched into a copper plate. Color fields and gradients and angular forms are added with relief plate and shaped plates, respectively. The artist's signature intense colors and clean forms carry through all of her monoprints, and the transparent colors and tactile printed surfaces are unique aspects of printmaking that make these works on paper stand out.
All of Kate Petley's monoprints are published by Manneken Press.