by Frances Jetter
8th Floor Gallery
2 West 13th Street L Building
Through April 30, 2011
We are pleased to extend an invitation to visit Parsons Illustration to view CRY UNCLE, by Francis Jetter.
If you are not familiar with the work of Frances Jetter you will find this art engaging in many ways.
The work is a 23 page accordion fold book that Frances wrote, designed and illustrated. The 18″ x 24″ images are impeccably printed from linoleum cuts, on translucent, handmade, Japanese paper. The content is truly compelling; a graphic account describing and addressing the horror of torture through a political lens. By all accounts, and certainly in my humble opinion, it is an aesthetically stunning and impassioned piece. It challenges us on an intellectual and visceral level and shares the beautiful tactile mastery of her medium.
Given the recent interest and proliferation of exhibitions throughout the New School University and the city offering variations on sequential narrative straddling both the fine art and the communications fields, this work has the exceptional qualities that enable it to rest comfortably in both realms.
Editions of this book (limited to 15) have been acquired by various notable institutions, among them, The New York Public Library.
Frances Jetter is an alumna from Parsons and has maintained a highly distinguished profile in the communications field for three decades.
Please find an opportunity to visit the 8th floor of 2 West 13th L building to the Illustration Department gallery, to see this exceptional piece of art.
The exhibition will be up through the end of April.
I encourage you to visit her website as well. www.Francesjetter.com.
–Wendy Popp, Parsons Illustration Adjunct Faculty Member