December 8, 2023 to January 13, 2024
With a background in Printmaking, Gretchen Jankowski uses relief and screen printing as a launching pad for her explorations into other mediums and forms of art making.
For many years, her work has involved creating and integrating macro and micro-environments inspired by nature and places that she has experienced. While most of the work is large scale, Gretchen likes to incorporate delicately detailed elements that invite close inspection, that weave in and out of abstract botanical patterns. She often creates works in a series, using many iterations of the same print with related patterns, changing medium as she explores each new idea.
She finds joy in combining and collaging her prints, sandwiching them between layers of resin and embellishing each layer with other materials that combine actual as well as implied depth to create otherworldly environments. In addition to printing on traditional rag paper, Gretchen also prints on a variety of fabrics, which she collages, embroiders, and quilts together to create large, voluminous, soft sculptural pieces.
Gretchen is excited to continue her path to discover printmaking’s potential intersections with other media, using unexpected or nontraditional materials to reflect and explore the world around her.
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