American, born 1948
17 7/16 x 25 3/16 inches
Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Olden
Not Currently on Display
About the Artwork
Painter and printmaker Ron Janowich became known in the late 1980s for images, which combined a shaped frame of medieval altarpieces with a surface of expressive brushstrokes inspired by Rembrandt. Reacting against what he perceived as the emotional sterility of Minimalist abstraction. Janowich developed a nonrepresentational style, which incorporated references to certain historic traditions in Western art with his won formalist concerns.
In a series of monotypes, which the artist executed in 1986 and 1987, Janowich used the geometric simplicity of the print’s exterior shape to contain the sensuality of the interior surface. Characterized by rich color and the exuberant daubing, dotting, and scribbling of paint, this complex yet abstract surface suggested effects of depth, texture, and dynamic movement.