New print works by Katherine Bull
This new body of work is an extension of the artist's ongoing critical interrogation of the integrity of the printed record through an investigation of the printing process as subject. Again Bull explores elements of scale and time, fact and fiction in printed representation and its potential for orientation/disorientation in relation to the viewer, but this time she works with the colour inkjet print as medium and subject. Bull combines the traditional practice of life drawing with the digital interface of the computer and its output through inkjet printing technology. She uses the inkjet printer in a way that is closer to traditional and commercial colour separation printing processes by printing the same sheet of paper more than once to build up layers of colour. Through this working process she also brings the artist face to face with the subject using a computer, which often involves a more removed and secondary engagement with visual information.
During part of the exhibition Bull will be present in the gallery drawing portraits of visitors willing to sit for her.
Opening reception: Wednesday 8 December, 6pm
Central city walkabouts unveils mixed bag of artworks, by Melvyn Minnaar, Cape Times, 28 December 2020