Opening Saturday, June 22, 4-6pm
Joel Janowitz is a master of technique, form, and color. This exhibition of work on paper presents intaglio prints, monotypes, and watercolor paintings. Focusing on the theme of Venetian footbridges and canals, Janowitz explores the simple yet dramatic architecture of bridge structures and descending steps that intersect and coexist with abstract forms of shadow and reflection.
“Over much of my career as an artist, my work has addressed my curiosity about the emotive and psychological potentials of pictorial space. I have worked on numerous series, each of which delved into a different kind of spatial structure and the potentials of that structure to carry meaning. Some of my work has explored perspectival space and offered a sense of anticipation and inevitability. In other pieces layered space suggested the known, the less known, and the unknowable. My interest in visual space has extended to a fascination with the nature of perception itself and how we unconsciously build a coherent sense of the world from visual fragments, along with memory, feeling, and prior experience.”
Janowitz has taught Art at numerous colleges including Wellesley College, Massachusetts College of Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and Harvard University. He has also been an instructor and mentor to a great many fellow artists through art workshops across the nation.
Joel has exhibited his work widely through solo and group exhibitions in New York and the Boston area since 1973. His artwork has been collected by many museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, DeCordova Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Harvard Museums, and Museum of Fine Arts/Boston. In 2016, he received his fourth Artist’s Fellowship in painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In 2013 Janowitz was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.