He has developed and refined an intuitive technique over many years, creating detailed imagery by manipulating glass powder. His illustrative works in glass are dreamy and beautifully stylized. His moody glass panels feature partially obscured people submersed in nature or seemingly dissolving beneath colors and patterns. His work explores the unseen sides of life, longing and loneliness, juxtaposed with fragile beauty. The atmosphere in his subject matter is often presented as if in a dream or limbo-like state, with elements of surrealism.
Michael Janis: Echoes of Leaves and Shadows
1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Sept 16 – Oct 15, 2016
Opening Reception Friday, September 16, 6-8pm
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