Emmarentia Lilies 1

lambda on metallic paper (triptych), 2006; 75 x 50 cm each; edition 5

Emmarentia Lilies 1
Emmarentia Lilies 2

lambda on metallic paper (triptych), 2006; 75 x 50 cm each; edition 5

Emmarentia Lilies 2
Emmarentia Lilies 3

lambda on metallic paper (triptych), 2006; 75 x 50 cm each; edition 5

Emmarentia Lilies 3
Emmarentia Lily

Engraving with Chine Collé, 2006; image: 20 x 24.5 cm, support: 45.5 x 37 cm
2 editions of 10 (available individually, or as part of box set)

Emmarentia Lily
wind

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 50 x 25 cm, edition 5

wind
earth

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 50 x 25 cm, edition 5

earth
Red Earth

Polyester Plate, 2006; image: 22.5 x 45 cm, support: 75 x 99 cm; edition 5

Red Earth
agapanthus

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 22.5 x 45 cm, edition 5

agapanthus
Agapanthus Detail

Hardground etching with Chine Collé, 2006
image: 19.5 x 24.5cm, support: 45.5 x 37cm edition 10

Agapanthus Detail
Garden in Autumn

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 40 x 22 cm, edition 5

Garden in Autumn
stain bed

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 60 x 22cm, edition 5

stain bed
Satin Bed II

Aquatint etching, 2006; image: 19.5 x 24.5 cm, support: 45.5 x 37cm ; edition 10

Satin Bed II
Satin

etching, carborundum, engraved and dry point, 2006
image: 39.5 x 79.5 cm, support: 76 x 112 cm; edition 5

Satin
Four Trees

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; polyptych of four
top images each: 75 x 88 cm; bottom image: 75 x 112 cm; edition 5

Four Trees
Four More Trees

Aquatint etching, engraving and drypoint, 2006; polyptych of four
top images each: 59 x 49.3 cm; bottom image: 73.8 x 49.3 cm; edition 5

Four More Trees
Tree Rising

Aquatint etching, 2006; image: 64.5 x 44.5 cm, support: 112 x 76cm; edition 5

Tree Rising
bath

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 40 x 22 cm, edition 5

bath
Joburg boogie woogie

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 85 x 55 cm, edition 5

Joburg boogie woogie
Joburg’s Ghost

Carborundum Print (ghost), 2006
image: 19.5 x 45.5 cm, support: 45.5 x 37 cm ; edition 10 (part of box set)

Joburg’s Ghost
Composition with Water

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 60 x 30 cm, edition 5

Composition with Water
nude descension

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 50 x 93 cm, edition 5

nude descension
Nude Descension II

Polyester Plate and Monotype, 2006
image: 58 x 32cm, support: 81 x 52.5 cm; edition 5

Nude Descension II
subtle reeds

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 25 x 15 cm, edition 5

subtle reeds
Subtle Landscape

Polyester Plate, 2006; image: 20 x 28 cm, support: 45.5 x 37 cm; edition 10

Subtle Landscape
riviera allysum

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 100 x 60 cm, edition 5

riviera allysum
Allysum

aquatint etching; image: 24.5 x 19.5 cm, support: 45.5 x 37cm
2 editions of 10 (available individually, or as part of box set)

Allysum
Composition with Water II

aquatint etching, 2006; image: 24.5 x 19.5 cm, support: 45.5 x 37cm
2 editions of 10 (available individually, or as part of box set)

Composition with Water II
epics and anthologies

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 60 x 125 cm, edition 5

epics and anthologies
lilies in Summer

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 22 x 16 cm, edition 5

lilies in Summer
wet Calla leaves

lambda on metallic paper, 2006; 20 x 15 cm, edition 5

wet Calla leaves
Wet Calla Leaves II

Polyester Plate; image: 40 x 57.5 cm, support: 76 x 112 cm; edition 5

Wet Calla Leaves II
Jane Taylor

photo by christo doherty

Jane Taylor
William Kentridge

photo by franci cronje

William Kentridge

Call and Response

Call and Response
performative prints and iterations
27 January – 24 February 2007, Art on Paper Gallery
Opened by Professor Jane Taylor
Call and Response catalog

Call and Response is a solo exhibition of Compressionist prints, both digital and traditional, performatively produced with Lightworks Studios and at the David Krut Print Workshop, in Johannesburg, South Africa. It includes a catalog with essay by Johannesburg Art Gallery director, Clive Kellner, and curator / academic Wilhelm van Rensburg.

From Art on Paper’s press release:

“Nathaniel Stern exhibits the latest series of prints from his ongoing Compressionist studies. He ‘compresses’ bodies, spaces and objects by traversing their surfaces with an image scanner, virtually ‘tracing’ or performing their various 3-dimensional shapes. After these have been compressed into digital images the size of a small sheet of paper, the files are stretched, cropped and digitally colour manipulated.”

“These digital images are used as his ‘performative’ prints. They are ‘collected’ by hand with a custom-made scanner appendage and battery pack, often strapped around his neck, with which Stern scans images in straight, long lines across tables … swings over flowers, does pogo-like gestures over bricks, or just follows the wind over water lilies. The images become a digital archive from which Stern draws and selects and manipulates, to print with various photographic and inkjet processes.”

“These images have … been ‘iterated’ or repeated, utilizing traditional techniques such as etching, aquatint, engraving, monotype and lithography. Stern sometimes affectionately refers to these as ‘retro-Compressionist prints,’ produced with a ‘500-year-old digital process.’ On show are 17 archival lambda prints on metallic paper, as well as 13 hand-made works using traditional printmaking techniques.”