Mono-a-Mono: Gregory Amenoff and Richard Bosman
Mono-A-Mono: Gregory Amenoff and Richard Bosman is an exhibition of monotype prints by two artists and friends. This show is the culmination of weekly sessions at Area 241 print studio in nearby Kingston, NY. For over 30 years, Bosman and Amenoff have separately used printmaking to support their painting process and throughout their careers, have worked with some of the most important ateliers and technicians in the USA and abroad. Mono-A-Mono is the first time these two artists have worked side-by-side, and together with artist/printmaker Stephen Kursh, have produced a body of painterly prints.
About Gregory Amenoff and Richard Bosman: The careers of both Gregory Amenoff and Richard Bosman began in the early 80's with their individual transfers to New York City. They are both Guggenheim fellows and their work is in many distinguished museum, university and corporate collections. Although their artistic subjects are quite different as Amenoff paints the drama of telluric forces in landscape and Bosman focuses on open-ended story-telling involving people and habitat, both artists are committed to expressive, gestural brushwork and assertive, dynamic forms. The challenge of the monotype process allows for the transparent mark-making to become apparent as the surface of the paper shines through each individual brush stroke. Mono-a-Mono: Gregory Amenoff and Richard Bosman is the first show for both of these artists that is dedicated to the direct, painterly process of monotype printmaking.