Gum Arabic and Monotype Prints by Monika Teal




MANIPULATED is a series of gum arabic and monotype prints produced in the studio of Tom Blaess, master printer, in Bern, Switzerland. Images are printed from reproductions of Teal's paintings and drawings and then, after the printing is done, the work is later re-worked using various other mediums and techniques. The idea is to deliver the sense of simplicity, following Teal's long time interest in the themes of innocence and the animal world.

Teal holds a master's degree in painting from Western North Carolina University.  She has lived and taught in both the United States and Switzerland, where she currently maintains a studio. She has received a number of awards, including the North Carolina Visual Arts Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award and residencies in Cuba and Hungary

An opening reception will be held on November 2nd from 4-7 pm.

The exhibit will be on display November 1 - 24.

News Release

Please visit Teal's website for more information.

Artist's Statement

My paintings celebrate the figure and the possibilities of paint. Myth and spiritualism are used to create depth and substance -- striking a universal theme on a transpersonal level. Many allegories began from my own search for meaning where, over the years, magic, myth and the feminine converged into a powerful medium. I paint in search of this lost sacredness. My wish is to empower viewers and raise their consciousness about themselves and about their own shared place in the world.

-- Monika Teal



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