Charles M. Bair Family Gallery & Northwest Projects Gallery
October 19, 2023 – January 21, 2024
Woodcut prints by MSU art professor, Gesine Janzen, come from years of making. Woodcuts, Janzen’s tradition and muse, connect her to landscapes, places, sensations, and memories. Carved marks create movement and structure; they build textures and express emotions. With this new body of work, foreboding, sorrow, and dread predominate, and her point of view turns inward. The forest speaks to her of fairytales and mystery, where danger lurks. Children become lost in the woods. The trees breathe and move. Moss grows, dries, and hangs in tangles from branches.