Gail C. Flanery – Artist

Thoughts about the Print Shop
April 7, 2012, 7:32 pm
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For me, collaboration is the stuff of growth – playing with technique opens imagery ideas.  I often find exploring process is more productive than abstract thinking.  I also sometimes really like the delay between the mark making and seeing the result.  That magic moment when you pull the print at the press and see what really happened.  In the shop setting, if you need help you get it…conceptually or hands on.






March 2, 2012, 7:10 pm
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These two terms are often used as if they were interchangeable, even by knowledgeable artists, but there is actually an important distinction between them. I confess for a long time I myself was unsure of the difference between these two printing processes. Rather inexcusable, considering the years I’ve spent in the shop creating these “printed drawings” (Degas).

So I rang up my friend, Master Printer Kathy Caraccio, and asked – of course she was in the middle of an edition – but her assistant held up the phone and she called out “with a monoprint there is always a matrix but with a variation…the monotype is totally a unique image every pull.” Then she sent me to look at MOMA’S print department website. Their description says, more or less, the same thing: monotype is a print and process in which a drawing or painting is executed on a flat unworked printing plate and run through a press giving you a unique, single impression. A monoprint is a uniquely inked and printed impression from a print matrix. That fixed element could be many things – a piece of lace, a leaf, a cut paper shape, an etched line, a pattern or piece of image that appears in each impression.

In a way, each artist invents his own procedure. There are so many approaches and means to bring your own experience. I recently used a carborundum line as my matrix in a monoprint series. I compare it to the drawn line in a monotype I printed around the same time. I’ve been using both of these methods in the shop. Now, knowing and exploring the characteristics of both processes is going to be fun and provocative.

a side by side comparison of a monoprint vs a monotype

monoprint vs monotype

“Horizon” Gail C Flanery – One Woman Show at 440 Gallery
September 8, 2010, 12:52 am
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Gail Flanery’s one woman show “Horizon” will open on September 11th at 440 Gallery, located at 440 6th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn.  The opening is from 6 pm to 9 pm. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday4-7 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11-7 pm, and by appointment.  The show will close October 17th.

In addition to the 11 framed works on display, many Flanery works will be available in the gallery flat files.

Beautiful Gray 2010

Exhibition at Gallery 505 – at 505 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
December 17, 2009, 1:22 pm
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Gail C. Flanery may be reached at: 718-965-0022 or at

For more information about the artist go to her main website: (The link is on left sidebar.)

Here is a current price list for work in the lobby of 505 Court Street, Brooklyn New York. This show will be up until approximately January 30, 2010.

1. “Passions Clouds,” Pastel on ink; 33″ X 44″;  $800 Framed.

2. “Blue Cove,” Monoprint; 16″ X 20,” $350 Framed.

3. “Blue Tree,” Monoprint; 12″ X 16,” $300 Framed.

4. “Birdsong,” Monoprint with hand work; 22″ X 27,” $500 Framed.

5. “Mariposa Fields,” Monoprint with hand work; 22″ X 28,” $450 Framed.

6. “Grandal Petals,” Monoprint with hand work; 26″ X 32,” $500 Framed.

7. “Lowland Petal,” Silk Monoprint; 17″ X 24,” $400 Framed.

8. “Sophia Orchid,” Monoprint; 26″ X 34,” $600 Framed.

9. “Vines,” Silk Monoprint; 15″ X 22,” $400 Framed.

10. “Deseret,” Pastel on ink; 23″ X 30,” $400 Framed.

11. “Cliff Lake,” Watercolor on wood panel; 10″ X 10,” $100 Framed.

12. “Dolphin Beach,” Watercolor on wood panel; 10″ X 10,” $100 Framed.

13. “Pyramid Point,” Watercolor on wood panel; 10″ X 10,” $100 Framed.

14. “Ramona Meadow,” Watercolor on wood panel; 10″ X 10,” $100 Framed.

15. “Black Sand Basin,” Silk Monoprint; 9″ X 11,” $100 Framed.

16. “Jenny Lake,” Silk Monoprint; 9″ X 11,” $100 Framed.

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