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

Emmarentia Lilies 1

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

Emmarentia Lilies 2

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

Emmarentia Lilies 3

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

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

wind

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

earth

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

Red Earth

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

agapanthus

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

Agapanthus Detail

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

Garden in Autumn

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

stain bed

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

Satin Bed II

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

Satin

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

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

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

Tree Rising

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

bath

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

Joburg boogie woogie

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

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

Composition with Water

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

nude descension

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

Nude Descension II

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

subtle reeds

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

Subtle Landscape

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

riviera 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

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

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

epics and anthologies

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

lilies in Summer

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

wet Calla leaves

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

Wet Calla Leaves II

photo by christo doherty

Jane Taylor

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.”