Sunday, March 28, 2010

At Flatbed Press until May 1st

January 01 - May 01, 2010
Location: Flatbed Press and Gallery

Those who have enjoyed Jerry Manson's famous tours of Flatbed are familiar with his "lagniappe" (lan-yap), a little something extra for his tourees, a small moment of their visit.

This exhibition features a selection of Manson's small works. With the artists' permission, he carefully composes each one from discarded proofs of etchings, lithographs and woodcuts from the Flatbed Studios and mounts them on 100% rag paper and/or on foam core. The hardest part, the artist says, is "going to the dumpster for the scrap foam core." But he is too modest; in every one of these miniatures he demonstrates his well-earned eye for elegant design.

Manson, who claims to be a native of North East Texas (New Jersey), retired from the U.S. Army after tours in both Korea and Vietnam. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from U.T. Austin, and before joining Flatbed as a master printer he operated his own printing studio - Third Coast Press.

Jerry's little wonders are available to collectors at the token price of $10. Or of course, 13 for $120. It's a tiny way to support Flatbed Press. And Jerry.

Flatbed Press 2832 East MLK Blvd 78702

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