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Mary Judge:
New Intaglio Editions
Mary Judge: Untitled I, 2016. Etching and aquatint printed from three copper plates on Somerset Velvet paper. Edition of 12. Image: 24" x 24"/paper: 28" x 28". Published by Manneken Press.
Manneken Press publishes two new intaglio editions by Mary Judge.
Mary Judge's new works created at Manneken Press are inspired by stained glass, flowers, and other natural forms, and evoke order in their symmetrical designs.

The artist writes:
"I have developed an intuitive sense of proportion in my current abstract works. Abstraction to me is drawing out and reducing. My images are figurative, that is, they have a thing-ness, an object-ness that pure abstract forms don't have. They express a state of being rather than pure non-objectivity".

Reminiscent of her current "Pop-flowers" drawings, each print is a color aquatint printed from three copper plates, layered with painterly effects achieved with the use of soap-ground.

Untitled l and Untitled ll, 2016. Etching and aquatint on Somerset Velvet paper. Image size: 24" x 24", paper size: 28" x 28", printed in editions of 12. Published by Manneken Press.


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Mary Judge is an artist known for her complex and reductive works on paper, cast concrete sculptures, and paintings. She was raised in rural New Jersey and attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, (BFA), Skowhegan School of Painting and Scultpure, Maine and Tyler School of Art (MFA) graduating from the Rome campus.

Her artistic development was deeply affected by formative experiences in and frequent travels to Italy. There, she built a deep relationship to contemporary Italian art and to the local artisans of the Umbria region, working for several years with the Grazia factory in Deruta, painting for the design market while maintaining her fine art studio practice. Her first pivotal show in New York was in the “Selections ‘97” show at The Drawing Center where she presented her unique “spolvero” drawings, based on a technique used to transfer drawings to another surface such as in fresco painting or in the decoration of traditional Italian ceramics.

Judge's work is process driven and could be considered “post minimal”. Her works are formally organized yet sensual; they suggest hidden geometries and casual effects resulting from her utilization of indirect processes.

The artist's works are included in the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fogg Art Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Cassino, Italy.

Mary Judge currently divides her time between Bushwick, Brooklyn, where she is Owner/Director of Schema Projects, a gallery dedicated to art on paper, and St Louis, MO where she maintains her studio and lives with her husband, architect Gyo Obata. Her relationship with Italy continues and she maintains a vacation home in the city of Nardó, a small baroque town on the Ionic sea of the Puglia region.

View all of Mary Judge's prints
Manneken Press is a fine art press, publishing limited editions and unique fine art prints, portfolios and artist's books by contemporary artists since 2000.

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Mary Judge applying stop-out ground to one of her copper plates at Manneken Press, September 2016.
Left: Untitled ll, 2016.                           Right: Untitled l, 2016 (detail)

The release of Mary Judge's etchings marks our fifth published project this year. Previously in 2016 Manneken Press released a portfolio of photogravures by Philip Van Keuren, two monoprint series by Gary Justis, a woodcut edition and monotypes by Jack Davidson, and monoprints by Kate Petley.

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