April 24 – May 19, 2019
Opening reception Wednesday April 24, 2019, 6-8pm
Combining the process of printmaking and burning as a drawing method, Heartwood is Kathleen Kucka’s second print project at the Russell Janis Studio. Kucka regularly uses burning in her studio practice to mark canvas. This spring, Kathleen applied burn mark-making to plywood creating a matrix to be printed. Using the woodgrain as a representation of heartwood, the structural support at the center of a tree, this materiality began a new interaction and opportunity to explore color, repetition and scale. Please join us for an exhibition of these works created here at the Russell Janis studio.
On view in the press room
Rococo Camo, 2019
Reduction Block Print
Printed in an edition of 10 on Mulberry paper at the Russell Janis studio in early spring 2019, the print is signed and numbered on the front. Published by the artist and Russell Janis Studio.