(American, b. 1981)
Color aquatint and chine collé
Image: 86.4 x 62.2 cm (34 x 24 1/2 in.); Sheet: 111.8 x 85.1 cm (44 x 33 1/2 in.)
The Charlotte Ekker and Charlotte Van der Veer Memorial Fund 2019.226
Edition: edition of 15
Impression: AP IV
Tauba Auerbach created Plate Distortion III while working with printer Renee Bott to find a way to fold a copper plate.
For over a decade, Tauba Auerbach has explored systems of representation and three-dimensional space in her prints. Plate Distortion III belongs to a series that she created by folding and bending a thin sheet of copper foil covered in grainy aquatint. The material was then affixed to a sturdier plate and printed, so that the effects of Auerbach’s manipulation became the image itself, referencing the history and experimental potential of printmaking materials and tools.
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