MICHAEL KRUEGER, Titled “1969”, archival digital print and lithography with hand cutting and
folding, 11.5” x 9”, 2007.
This is a facsimile of an original tardy slip; absence slip, concert poster or detention slip recovered from the pages of the artist’s original high school notebooks. Each note is scanned, enlarged and printed on a beautiful Japanese paper called Gampi with a high quality archival digital printer. The paper is thin and resembles the look and feel of the original notes while having it’s own special qualities. The artist then prints over these school notes with the traditional printmaking medium, lithography. The new Imagery is overprinted on these tardy slips that brings a contemporary vision and significance to the 20-year-old scrap paper. Finally these notes are cut out, torn and folded to mimic the original tears, folds and imperfections of the original school notes. The result is a strange oversize note that has a real object-like quality.
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