Jennifer Ament’s “They’re Watching You”

Jennifer Ament’s prints and paintings comprise a stripped-down iconography of shapes and symbols rendered in inky black or gold leaf. Her process involves illustrating an image in ink, carving it out on battleship linoleum, then hand-printing—no computers involved.

“This piece comes from the feeling and the experience of shutting off when we need to, when we need to find a space from the barrage of bad news,” Ament says. “This and many other recent pieces of mine have been all about the current culture we live in, the parallel feelings of anxiety and hope around living in it.”

Night is Day. Day is Night. is on view at Phylogeny Contemporary through Sept. 8.