A fabulous foundry visit with Robyn Penn

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 07/06/16 This week, we caught up with Robyn Penn at the Workhorse Bronze Foundry to see how her intriguing sculpture of a carbon cloud is coming along. Penn is exhibiting at DKP Parkwood later this month. Her latest body of work reflects on the controversial topic of climate change denial, featuring paintings, prints and this […]

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Nearing the finish line: Robyn Penn on her latest cloud prints

This week, Robyn Penn came to DKW to continue developing her mezzotints, which are set to feature in her exhibition at DKP Parkwood next month. Two small mezzotints form one piece, titled Two Poles of Ignorance, and will be printed next to each other to mimic the three-dimensional qualities of a stereograph. Penn is re-working the plates at various stages to create a series […]

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The clue is in the clouds: Robyn Penn prepares for upcoming solo exhibition at DKP

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 19/05/16 Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Robyn Penn in her painting studio as she prepares for a fascinating multimedia exhibition of prints, painting and sculpture with DKP Johannesburg this June. The work that surrounds us in her intimate studio is a combination of standard size portraits of white, male scientists and […]

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Robyn Penn makes an epic cloud print

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 01/02/16 “I find clouds a sublime metaphor for the transience of the moment, and, in the spirit of the Romantics, they are an awesome reminder of the force of nature. Clouds are ever-changing forms. As such, they lend themselves to human metaphors on processes of transformation.” – Robyn Penn Robyn Penn has […]

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AOM: Control is the word

Activities (and weather conditions) are heating up at AOM before we shut our doors for 2015. The team multi-task in order to complete their projects for the year. They start by working individually to tie up loose ends. Kim-Lee Loggenberg finishes editioning two small prints by Mischa Fritsch. She uses Chine-collé and backing paper. Here is a sneak […]

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“In this profession, a millimetre matters”: Printing with precision at AOM

It’s another scorching day at AOM and printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg is in the workshop bright and early, ready to roll. This week Kim-Lee is editioning Mischa Fritsch’s “Pointless”. As with printmaking in general, the process is very specific and demanding of a well-trained eye. She begins by preparing the ink, checking for hard, dried pieces […]

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Last night at DKP: bumper exhibition openings in connection with “thirsty Thursdays”!

Last night, we celebrated three exhibitions openings at DKP: Endale Desalegn’s “Two Social Pacifiers ጡጦ” at the Parkwood gallery and St. John Fuller’s “13” alongside Robyn Penn’s “Culmulus”at the Parkwood bookstore. These dramatically different exhibitions, comprising prints, paintings and photographs,  drew an enthusiastic and diverse crowd who traversed Jan Smuts Avenue, wine glasses in hand, […]

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The storm before the calm: preparations for exhibitions by Endale Desalegn & Robyn Penn

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 29.10.15 This week, we are busy preparing for multiple exhibitions at DKP, opening next week on 5 November 2015 as part of First Thursdays. On Monday, Endale Desalegn – whose exhibition, “Two Social Pacifiers ጡጦ”, will be at the Parkwood gallery – came to the workshop to sign finished and flattened prints […]

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This week at David Krut Workshop

The week at DKW has been effervescent. With new works being produced for multiple artist’s simultaneously. Stephen Hobbs has been in studio, preparing for his upcoming solo show Permanent Culture, which will focus on printmaking and more specifically the subject of constructivism and dazzle camouflage. . Stephen hobbs in the workshop Robyn Penn has been […]

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