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Help Jessica and me make art!

Hi Everyone: Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and I are trying to raise money for our next collaborative solo exhibition at GALLERY AOP in Johannesburg, South Africa, in January 2013, through crowd-funding site US Artists. Some of this work will also be shown in Milwaukee as part of SGCI next March. Please consider donating even the smallest amount to help us cover [...]

Nathaniel Stern in Milwaukee, Vancouver and Pretoria

Current Tendencies II: Artists from Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin 10 Milwaukee artists at the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University 13th and Clybourn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 24 – December 31, 2011 Opening reception, August 31, 6PM Concert at Church of the Gesu with John Weissrock, September 14, 6PM Panel Discussion with Meuninck-Ganger, Stern and others, October [...]

Giverny of the Midwest: Nathaniel Stern @ GALLERY AOP in Johannesburg, South Africa

Giverny of the Midwest Johannesburg, South Africa Nathaniel Stern at GALLERY AOP 44 Stanley Avenue Braamfontein Werf (Milpark), Johannesburg Saturday 30 July – Saturday 13 August 2011 Opening talk by Jeremy Wafer, 30 July 14h00 Artist talks, 4 – 5 August, Joburg and Pretoria Artist walkabout at AOP, 4 August 18h00 For Nathaniel Stern’s ongoing [...]

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger @ Gallery AOP, Johannesburg

GALLERY AOP Jessica Meuninck-Ganger Position / Opposition (detail)  2011 Artist book installation: drypoint, letterpress, etching & aquatint, lithography and drawing on Thai mulberry paper & muslin  2,3m high X 1,2m X 10m (open) Jessica Meuninck-Ganger Position / Opposition 2 – 23 July 2011 Opening Saturday 2 July at 14:00 Opening address by Max Yela [...]

Nathaniel Stern in London, Milwaukee, Stellenbosch and Montreal

Made Real London Made Real: Nathaniel Stern and Scott Kildall Furtherfield Gallery (formerly HTTP) Unit A2, Arena Design Centre 71 Ashfield Rd, London N4 1NY Friday 27 May – Saturday 25 June 2011 Private View: Thursday 26 May 2011, 6.30-9pm Networks – social, political, physical and digital – are a defining feature of contemporary life, [...]

Nathaniel Stern in Minnesota, Berlin and New York

Mind the Gap Minnesota Paul Watkins Gallery Winona State University, Minnesota 12 January – 2 February 2011 Artist talk, 14 January 3:30 pm Opening reception, 14 January 4:30 – 6:00pm Free and open to the public Nathaniel Stern’s first solo exhibition in Minnesota, Mind the Gap features his recently redeveloped and award-winning interactive installation, stuttering, [...]

Tops of 2010: A Different Kind of Year in Review

Merry Christmakkah! Happy new year! I skipped a year, so it’s been 2 since I posted my surprisingly popular Tops of 2008: A Different Kind of Year in Review. Here, I go with four different Top 5 lists: The Top 5 people I newly met in 2010, The Top 5 people I’d like to meet [...]

New Work: Switch & Signal

Switch & Signal New Work with Jessica Meuninck-Ganger! It’s a one-of-a-kind charcoal and pastel drawing on paper, permanently mounted to an LCD screen playing machinima video from Second Life. Part of the ongoing Distill Life series, the image tells only part of the story. The earth’s rotation in the video is a time lapse, with [...]

Upgrade! Joburg Remote Lecture Series, Marcelino Stuhmer (reblog)

My worlds collide! No 1: The Choreographed Accident from Digital Arts Remote Lectures …. I’m very excited to announce our very first Remote Lecture for 2010 by Marcelino Stuhmer based at the University of Wisconsin in Milwakee . The Choreographed Accident: How painting survived the accident. In this Remote Lecture Marcelino Struhmer will be speaking [...]

Mary Corrigall on Art and Capitalism

Just tweeted this, but the whole last two paragraphs are too good not to post. Granted, Corrigall is speaking mostly of the South African art scene, but it applies everywhere, I believe. “The growth of the commercial sector of the art market since the advent of democracy has seen a power shift in which national [...]

Balance, Colleen Alborough @ Standard Bank Gallery Johanneburg

Good friend and great artist Colleen Alborough exhibits a new solo of fantastic work in downtown Joburg, downstairs at the Standard Bank Gallery. I’m sad to miss it (in Wisconsin), but if you’re in town, it’s a must see. This opens alongside a Louis Khehla Maqhubela retrospective, the latter in the upstairs gallery. Opening, Tuesday [...]

compressionism site updated

Just finished an overhaul of, and uploaded content, including works, press, documentaiton, etc. Look out for upcoming books and shows that feature the new work! In this ongoing series of prints, I strap a desktop scanner, laptop and custom battery pack to my body, and perform images into existence. I might scan in straight, [...]

Nathaniel Stern Bad At Sports interview now live

Bad at Sports Episode 244: Nathaniel Stern by Duncan MacKenzie “Bad at Sports is a weekly podcast produced in Chicago that features artists talking about art and the community that makes, reviews and critiques it. Shows are usually posted each weekend and can be listened to on any computer with an internet connection and speakers [...]

Passing Between on Rhizome

On Nathaniel Stern & Jessica Meuninck-Ganger’s “Passing Between” at AOP Gallery by Christo Doherty “This past month, Johannesburg’s AOP Gallery, a space devoted to works on paper, hosted the exhibition “Passing Between” which showcased the collaborative output between digital artist Nathaniel Stern and printmaker Jessica Meuninck-Ganger. At the outset, Stern and Meuninck-Ganger approached the collaboration [...]

Profundity and plasticity for the greedy

Profundity and plasticity for the greedy This article by Chris Roper appeared in both the online and print editions of the Mail & Guardian. Also see their online video feature. “… The work is funny, pretty and accessible, but it’s also complicated, surprising, exceedingly well crafted and rewards a long-term relationship. That’s your cue to [...]

Passing Between: Nathaniel Stern and Jessica Meuninck-Ganger at Gallery AOP, Johannesburg

GALLERY AOP (Art on Paper) presents Passing Between A collaboration incorporating traditional printmaking and contemporary digital, video and networked art by Nathaniel Stern and Jessica Meuninck-Ganger 30 January – 27 February 2010 Opening Saturday 30 January from 12:00 to 16:00 Opening address by Prof. Christo Doherty, Wits Digital Arts, at 12:30 The artists will be in attendance [...]

Dada South?

Dada South? Exploring Dada legacies in South African art 1960 to the present ‘Dada South?’, curated by Roger van Wyk and Kathryn Smith presents a collision of artistic strategies and forms that reflect the impact of Dada; works conceived and enacted in the spirit of Dada, and which seek to question the conventions, values and [...]

Colin Richards @ Gallery AOP (Johannesburg)

One of my favorite South African artists at one of my favorite South African galleries (disclosure: the latter is MY South African gallery): 8 – 31 October 2009 Opening on Thursday 10 October at 18:00 Preview by appointment Walkabout with the artist on Saturday 10 October at 12:00 Colin Richards  Parrot (African Grey) I (detail)  [...]

Great 3D animation post/job in South Africa

My old stomping ground (Wits School of the Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand) in Joburg has a 3D/animation post available. Great, small department in Africa’s coolest city. I’m happy to answer questions for anyone interested. Digital Arts is advertising for a new post in 2010. Please can you forward this to anyone you [...]

exhibition and lectures at Elaine Erickson Gallery

PRINTS: Collecting to Creating 1850′s – 2009 Elaine Erickson Gallery 207 East Buffalo Street Milwaukee, WI  53202 414-221-0613 Selected works from the Kevin Milaeger collection, works from the Sherkow collection, gallery and guest artists. Exhibition: June 6 – July 14 2009 Lecture: June 10, 6:30 pm, Kevin Milaeger, “A Passion for Collecting” Lecture: June 24, [...]