Ernestine White. Outlet. 2010
Ernestine White (South African, born 1976; lives Cape Town). Outlet. 2010. Photocopy with lithographic ink on five sheets. Overall: 53 15/16 x 15 15/16” (137 x 40.5 cm). Publisher: unpublished. Printer: the artist at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Edition: 2 unique variants (in 2005 and 2010). General Print Fund, 2010. © 2011 Ernestine White
White has used photocopy and photography, particularly self-portraiture, in her printmaking to address the subjects of identity, history, and homeland. This five-part work shows the artist’s face and open mouth, magnified until it borders on the abstract. The print is an unusual variety, made with a process much like lithography but using photocopy instead of a stone or plate.