Please join us for the 2021 Editions/Artists’ Books Fair (E/AB Fair) featuring new editions and unique works printed at the Russell Janis Studio. Our projects at Russell Janis aim to galvanize the artist in new ways through collaborative printmaking, realizing new potential and possibilities for their work. For this online fair, we are featuring new 2021 works by Annie Coggan, Elana Herzog, Margaret Lanzetta, Caroline Levy, and Wendy Small. To access our booth click here.
Margaret Lanzetta, Almost Enlightenment
Monoprints and Ceramics
Opening Reception for the artist November 3, 5-7pm
Margaret Lanzetta‘s Almost Enlightenment installation at Russell Janis combines crown-themed monoprints and ceramics with motifs used to explore larger issues of political power, decorative arts, and cultural migration. The exhibit falls within her long-standing investigation of culturally inspired patterns in her painting practice. Working at Russell Janis with printmaker Janis Stemmermann, Margaret created a series of monoprints on paper based on the imagery of her previously made ceramic crowns, black and rendered on a larger-than-life scale. The works in the exhibit move beyond literal renditions of opulent jewels and precious metals to underscore their nefarious narratives.
Annie Coggan and Janis Stemmermann Fabricae
December 1-January 2
A collaboration/installation inspired by conversations about the work of 19th century textile designer May Morris, Annie and Janis work with a textile print created directly from nature, rethinking its application to intuitive, sculptural, functioning chair forms.