gWatson Gallery in Stonington is presenting new paintings, watercolors and monotypes by Joel Janowitz from August 1 through August 23. Since 1984 Janowitz has spent time most summers on Great Spruce Head Island in Penobscot Bay, where he stays in the Big House, the former summer home of Fairfield Porter. On the island, he paints, draws and gathers ideas for new work. The work in the exhibition at the gWatson Gallery represents his work from Great Spruce Head Island over the past twenty years.
Joel Janowitz is a graduate of Brandeis University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. While at Brandeis he studied with Philip Guston and Michael Mazur. His work is in the collections of many museums including Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. In 2013, Janowitz was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. For more information contact Irene Eilers at 367-2900.