An Untitled Monothon
Nov 20, 2009 - Jan 2, 2010
An Untitled Monothon was the first edition of what became a yearly event and fundraiser at [Artspace] at Untitled. The concept for the exhibition is to bring together over fifty regional printmakers, each of whom were given twelve hours to produce monoprints in Untitled’s print studio. A selection of approximately fifty prints were offered for sale via a silent auction the evening of the opening.
By definition, monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that cannot exactly be reproduced. There are many techniques of monoprinting, including collage, hand-painted or drawn additions, and a form of tracing by which thick ink is laid down on a table, paper is placed on top and is then drawn on, transferring the ink onto the paper. Monoprints can also be made by altering the type, color, and pressure of the ink used to create different prints. Examples of standard printmaking techniques used to make monoprints include lithography, woodcut, and etching.