Women, War and Peace issue of On The Issue Magazine
As the U.S. approaches a decade of war, what are feminist writers and artists thinking? On The Issues Magazine Summer 2011 probes peace activism and war reality.
   

Frances Jetter

The Art Perspective provides a visual and audio forum for artists to exhibit their art and present exciting responses to major themes of our day. This edition, Women and War and Peace highlights the work of Frances Jetter who has combined her talent for printmaking with her desire to visually convey the brutality of war.

Click on “Play" to view the art and hear audio descriptions by Frances Jetter about her work

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For years, Frances Jetter has made linocuts with political subject matter, focusing on disarmament, labor rights and human rights, about which she is passionate. Weapons seem especially horrific and intriguing to her. The artist believes that no armor can make people safe, and the fragility and mortality of human beings is at the center or her work.

Jetter’s recent artistís book, "Cry Uncle," is a graphic response to the inhumanity displayed at Abu Ghraib and other torture sites. It was exhibited in solo shows at New York University Medical Centerís Gallery, Parsons School of Design, and will be shown at the City College of New York.

Prints by Jetter have illustrated social and political commentary since 1975, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice, Time magazine, The Nation and The Progressive.

Jetter’s work is in the permanent collections of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Detroit Institute of Arts and the New York Public Library Print Collection. Her artistís books are in library special collections including UCLA, the University of Washington, and the Spencer Collection at the New York Public Library. She received a fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts in 2003, and a grant from the Puffin Foundation in 2010. Jetter has been on the faculty at the School of Visual Arts in NYC since 1979, she was recently a visiting artist at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.


Linda Stein is Art Editor of On the Issues Magazine. Her art is on tour in a three-year traveling solo exhibition called The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein. Recently, her 7-ft bronze sculpture has been sited at Portland State University in Oregon, and she is currently displaying an installation of five 8-ft windows in Downtown Crossing, Boston. Her blog, YouTube videos and website also relate to the concept of protection and pop culture icons.

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For years, Frances Jetter has made linocuts with political subject matter, focusing on disarmament, labor rights and human rights, about which she is passionate. Weapons seem especially horrific and intriguing to her. The artist believes that no armor can make people safe, and the fragility and mortality of human beings is at the center or her work.

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Faith Ringgold’s illustrated story, How the People Became Color Blind, with Ringgold herself reading the text that accompanies the drawings in the Fall 2009 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

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Martha Rosler, known for placing unsettling images in familiar places, in the Fall 2008 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Suzanne Lacy's 1974 Project on Prostitution in the Summer 2008 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

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