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Press Release Fun: Small Monsters


September 3, 2013




Illustrators and fine artists were asked to mine their dark side and reveal the monsters that lurk there. Their responses, ranging from politically charged and literal to childlike and lyrical will be on display from Thursday October 3 through Sunday October 19 in “SMALL MONSTERS” at Entryway Gallery, located at 122 West 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves), Suite 1007 in the Chelsea/Flatiron District of Manhattan. (Subways: 1 to 28th St., F, M, C, E & 6 to 23rd St.) There will be an opening reception on October 3 from 5-8 pm.


Seventeen artists’ works will be on view, including:

×Czech-born Peter Sis, three time Caldecott Award winner, The New York Times Book Review illustrator, MacArthur Fellow, MTA artist and the author-illustrator of Starry Messenger, The Tree of Life, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind The Iron Curtain.


×Sci-fi illustrator and scholar Vincent Di Fate, known for his early pulp covers and iconographic paintings of famous monsters and horror characters, as well as a recent inductee by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and former Society of Illustrators president.


×Bookmaker, sculptor and illustrator Frances Jetter, most recently seen as part of this summer’s Poets’ House exhibit, “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, The Village Voice, The Nation, and The Progressive.


Also contributing are graphic novelist Steve Ross, illustrators Sergio Ruzzier, Karen Gray Ruelle, Tim Bush, Jeff Seaver, Peter de Seve, Jeff A. Menges and Eric Fowler, art restorer and Entryway Gallery owner Jill Pratzon, printmakers Ann Marshall and Holly Elkins, as well as fine artists Beverly Brodsky, Barbara Gray and Peter McCaffrey.


To spur their creative process, gallery owner Jill Pratzon entreated the artists:“Do, do perpetuate the paranoid in you, the delusional, the ego-fueled maniac. Don’t believe them when they tell you nothing is wrong. Keep the monsters under your bed, and around each corner, and in the corners of both your eyes. They are your monsters, after all. They feed your crazy, spinning imagination. They will produce your works. Just get out of their way.”


Entryway Gallery’s fall show is an annual event sponsored by Pratzon Art Restoration, a studio specializing in the restoration and care of fine art and original illustration art for over sixteen years. Entryway Gallery showcases emerging and established artist-illustrators.


CONTACT: Jill Pratzon 212 807 7066


ENTRYWAY GALLERYat Pratzon Art restoration122 W 26 St. Suite 1007 NY, NY 10001

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Karen Gray Ruelle says:

    Thanks for posting this, Betsy!