Join Leipzig-based printmaker Christiane Baumgartner, one of the most innovative and exciting new artists working in the field of contemporary prints, for a talk in the exhibition featuring her monumental woodcut Transall (2002), a fourteen-foot long print depicting a line of military cargo planes on a tarmac. Created entirely through the swelling and tapering of parallel lines (not unlike the effect in Mannerist engravings), Baumgartner’s imagery combines the newest and fastest method of reproduction (photography and video) with the oldest and slowest (woodcut), fusing the precision of digital technology to the traditional and the handmade. Compare her highly controlled, photographically-based woodcuts with gestural, expressionist woodcuts by Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, and others in the companion exhibition “The German Woodcut: 70s into 80s.”