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Russell Janis

Gallery Description

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Russell Janis Projects produces and exhibits print-based works from artists of various disciplines. Creative Director and Printmaker Janis Stemmermann curates projects that push the boundaries of contemporary printmaking into textile, sculpture and the painterly print. Using techniques of intaglio, relief and monoprint processes, the studio generates an array of editions, series and unique works of art.
 

Contact: Janis Stemmermann, Creative Director and Printmaker

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Artwork

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Ancient Critters
Olive Ayhens, 2020

Linoleum block print, printed on Mulberry paper
Block: 14 x 18”, Paper: 18.5 x 21.75”
Edition 12
$750

Printed at Russell Janis Studio
Published by the artist and Russell Janis Projects 

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Ancient Critters
Olive Ayhens, 2020

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Ancient Critters
Olive Ayhens, 2020

Linoleum block print, printed on Mulberry paper
Block: 14 x 18”, Paper: 18.5 x 21.75”
Edition 12
$750

Printed at Russell Janis Studio
Published by the artist and Russell Janis Projects 

PURCHASE

Ancient Critters
Olive Ayhens, 2020

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In 2019, painter Olive Ayhens began conversations with printmaker Janis Stemmermann to make a print. This resulted in a single color linoleum block print, printed at the Russell Janis Studio in March 2020 in an edition of twelve. Olive had been working on a group of drawings and paintings called Ur-Beasts, and this print, entitled Ancient
Critters came from that series of works. Feeling extremely fed up with humans and their seemingly constant violent actions, Olive went deep into time to investigate the mammals that came before us, and no longer exist.

Ancient Critters was originally curated as a small exhibit at Russell Janis together with some of Olive’s drawings and paintings from Ur-Beasts. It had been scheduled for April 2020 but due to COVID-19, we moved the exhibit online, including audio of Olive speaking about how the series came to be.

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Rococo Camo
Peter Bregoli, 2019

Reduction linoleum block print, printed on Mulberry paper
Block: 30 x 22”, Paper: 36 x 28”
Edition 10
$1,200

Printed at Russell Janis studio
Published by the artist and Russell Janis Projects

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Passage
Peter Cross, 2020

Etching, drypoint, scraping and burnishing, printed on Rives BFK paper
Plate: 9 x 12”, Paper: 11 x 15”
Edition 8
$425

Printed at Russell Janis studio
Published by the artist and Russell Janis Projects 

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Dice #4
Louise Eastman, 2020

Monoprint (from the series: Dice 1-11). Printed from a cloth matrix woven by the artist on Rives BFK.
Paper: 30 x 22”
$1,500

Printed at Russell Janis studio
Published by the artist

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Distant Relations
Jonathan Fabricant, 2019

Relief print on Kozo paper
Block: 21 x 32”
Paper: 26 x 37”
Edition 5
$1,200

Printed by the artist
Published by the artist

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Vital Force, Arc
Kathleen Kucka, 2017

Sugarlift aquatint etching with burn marks on Rives BFK
Image: 16 x 11”, Paper: 19 x 15”
Edition 6
$1,200

Printed at Russell Janis studio
Published by the artist and Russell Janis Projects

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Feel (Text by Rachel Carson)
Janis Stemmermann, 2020

Hand printed from a hand thrown/carved clay bowl on Mulberry
Bowl matrix: 14” diameter Paper: 19.5 x 19.5”
Edition 20
$300

Printed at the artists studio Published by the artist

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Poison Ivy Chair, Twilight
Andy Yoder, 2020

Screen print on Belgian linen upholstered onto a maple frame
33”h x 24”w x 24”d
Made to order
$2,600

Printed by Kingsland Printing
Published by the artist and Russell Janis Projects 

PURCHASE

Rococo Camo
Peter Bregoli, 2019

Reduction linoleum block print, printed on Mulberry paper
Block: 30 x 22”, Paper: 36 x 28”
Edition 10
$1,200

Printed at Russell Janis studio
Published by the artist and Russell Janis Projects

PURCHASE

Passage
Peter Cross, 2020

Etching, drypoint, scraping and burnishing, printed on Rives BFK paper
Plate: 9 x 12”, Paper: 11 x 15”
Edition 8
$425

Printed at Russell Janis studio
Published by the artist and Russell Janis Projects 

PURCHASE

Dice #4
Louise Eastman, 2020

Monoprint (from the series: Dice 1-11). Printed from a cloth matrix woven by the artist on Rives BFK.
Paper: 30 x 22”
$1,500

Printed at Russell Janis studio
Published by the artist

PURCAHSE

Distant Relations
Jonathan Fabricant, 2019

Relief print on Kozo paper
Block: 21 x 32”
Paper: 26 x 37”
Edition 5
$1,200

Printed by the artist
Published by the artist

PURCHASE

Vital Force, Arc
Kathleen Kucka, 2017

Sugarlift aquatint etching with burn marks on Rives BFK
Image: 16 x 11”, Paper: 19 x 15”
Edition 6
$1,200

Printed at Russell Janis studio
Published by the artist and Russell Janis Projects

PURCHASE

Feel (Text by Rachel Carson)
Janis Stemmermann, 2020

Hand printed from a hand thrown/carved clay bowl on Mulberry
Bowl matrix: 14” diameter Paper: 19.5 x 19.5”
Edition 20
$300

Printed at the artists studio Published by the artist

PURCHASE

Poison Ivy Chair, Twilight
Andy Yoder, 2020

Screen print on Belgian linen upholstered onto a maple frame
33”h x 24”w x 24”d
Made to order
$2,600

Printed by Kingsland Printing
Published by the artist and Russell Janis Projects 

PURCHASE