Night Work

16 x 18 inches each (diptych), 2009
Woodcut, LCD video (Second Life machinima), Computer
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern
Edition 3

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16 x 18 inches, 2009
LCD video, Sharpie paint marker ‘monovid’
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern

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etching, aquatint, LCD with video
28 x 19 x 3 inches, 2009
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern

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25 x 32 inches, 2009
Woodcut, LCD video
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern
Edition 3

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Night Work, an exhibition featuring Milwaukee-based art professors and instructors at the artist-run Armoury Gallery, premiered my new body of collaborative works with printmaker Jessica Meuninck-Ganger. Playfully called “Distill Life,” this ongoing series of art objects combines hand-made works on paper with time-based video images looped on LCD screens.  We first capture and edit video from real and virtual worlds, and download these files onto hacked digital photo frames. The liberated screens from these frames are then placed behind or embedded within prints, drawings and sculptures. Sometimes, we use a Sharpie and draw directly on the screen. Our intention is to incorporate technologies and aesthetics from traditional printmaking – including Japanese woodblock and engraving circa the 1800s, present-day etching, stone lithography, photogravure etc – with the technologies and aesthetics of contemporary digital, video and networked art, in order to create new forms.