Neil Wallace, Non-toxic Monoprinting with Sennelier Oil Pastels FULL PRICE
Sat, April 27th
10am - 4pm
$200 / $160 members
Neil Wallace, Non-toxic Monoprinting with Sennelier Oil Pastels: "Sheila Marbain Mono Technique"
Neil Wallace shares with you a process that was kept secret for 50 years!
Across the park from City Hall in New York on 12 Warren Street near Broadway you will find a silkscreen studio without equal . This shop, Maurel Studios which was founded in the fifties, is a reflection of the precious knowledge accumulated by its Master Printer, Sheila Marbain.
Sheila Marbain has been a silkscreen printer with MAUREL STUDIOS since it was founded in 1955. They developed a new technique which they called silk monoprinting. They chose this name because the prints have a coloration and a textural beauty typical of silk itself but not of silkscreening as most people know it.
"Sheila Marbain is a printer's printer. Her love of art and artists and her tendency to encourage them to relax with the medium and feel free to explore is known and respected not only by artists but also by her fellow silkscreen printers. I love the story she told me about Helen Frankenthaler which I had to coax out of her. Apparently their collaboration had gotten so thick that Sheila and all her equipment ended up one day in Helen's studio and together they reinvented a pochoir/silkscreen combination.
Marbain has printed all methods ranging from photographic screens and stencils to wax resist with tusche. Other artists whom the reader would recognize and who have worked with Marbain are Joseph Albers, Alfred Jensen, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, Marison, Robert Motherwell, Claes Oldenburg, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Larry Poons, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselman."