Making it real, color by color
Janet Fish exhibit explores her printmaking but the painter stays in the picture
NORTHAMPTON-The small, self-titled exhibit of prints by Janet Fish at the Smith College Museum of Art is cogent and lucidly instructive. It’s perfect for a college museum, and for anyone who cares to see the way a printmaker (at least a lithographer or a screenprint maker) builds an image, color by color. For someone who has more experience with paint - and that includes anyone who used finger paints in nursery school - the printmaking process can seem bollixing and counterintuitive.