Artists put on great show

Veteran artists Nathaniel Stern and Jessica Meuninck-Ganger present an exciting collaboration exhibition, Passing Between, at the Gallery on Paper in Milpark, Johannesburg.

Veteran artists Nathaniel Stern and Jessica Meuninck-Ganger present an exciting collaboration exhibition, Passing Between, at the Gallery on Paper in Milpark, Johannesburg.

The exhibition, which incorporates traditional print-making and contemporary digital and video technology, opened on January 30 and runs until February 27.

Passing Between mixes traditional print-making techniques, such as woodcut, lithography, etching and screen printing, with digital, video and network technologies to create moving images on paper.

Their juxtaposition of anachronistic and disparate methods, materials and content enables novel approaches to understanding each.

They work with subject matter ranging from historical portraiture to current events, from artificial landscapes to socially awkward moments.

Meuninck-Ganger, a trained and experienced printmaker, wanted to explore new media, and Stern wanted to expand the interface of the digital and traditional in art.

Together they embarked on a series of ongoing works, called Distill Life, invoking process and product in art with wit and irony.

Stern is an installation and video artist, printmaker and writer, who has exhibited worldwide, while Meuninck-Ganger's mixed media works have been exhibited widely.

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