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Terry Winters

Alchemy and Inquiry: Philip Taaffe, Fred Tomaselli, Terry Winters
Glyndor Gallery | April 3—June 19, 2011

Terry Winters’ complexly structured drawings and paintings, with emblematic bloom-like figures unfolding at their center, share qualities with the side-by-side Herb, Dry, and Alpine Gardens. The former green house foundations, prominent in all seasons, provide a framework for growth that permeates these structures with roots below and plants above. The drawings and painting above the mantle were made since visiting Wave Hill in early November, with this space in mind.

Nature has been a source for Winters beginning with works inspired by John Cage’s studies in mycology, ecological systems, indeterminacy and chance. His studies in architecture, both indigenous and formal, inform the structural underpinnings of his work. Throughout his career he has explored topics ranging from biological processes, scientific and mathematical fields, to the interaction of information technologies and the human mind. He delves deeply into process and material in his paintings, prints, and drawings. The ultimate images are constructions and inventions synthesizing this exploration. For instance, the "Pollen" print series refers to a text by the 19th century German writer Novalis.

Winters has exhibited extensively, and his work is included in important collections in the United States and Europe. He has had seven solo exhibitions at Matthew Marks Gallery, most recently showing his “Knotted Graph” paintings in 2008. Other solo exhibitions were presented at the Jablonka Galerie at the Bohm Chapel, Hurth (2010); the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2009); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2001); and Whitechapel Gallery, London (1999). The survey exhibition Terry Winters: Paintings, Drawings, Prints 1994-2004 originated at The Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA, and traveled to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego (2004). Winters received a BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. 

 

Alchemy & Inquiry (installation view)

Alchemy & Inquiry (installation view)
Photo: Ken Goebel

Wave Hill, 2011

Wave Hill, 2011
Oil on paper mounted on composite board
32 1/8 x 44 1/8 inches
Collection of Hendel Teicher
Photo: Universal Limited Art Editions

Alchemy & Inquiry (installation view)

Alchemy & Inquiry (installation view)
Photo: Ken Goebel

Hexagram / 1, 2010

Hexagram / 1, 2010
Graphite, gouache, acrylic, ink on paper
22 1/8 x 29 3/4 inches
Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
Photo: Ron Amstutz

Hexagram / 2, 2010

Hexagram / 2, 2010
Graphite, gouache, acrylic, ink on paper
22 3/8 x 30 inches
Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
Photo: Ron Amstutz

Hexagram / 3, 2011

Hexagram / 3, 2011
Graphite, gouache, acrylic, ink on paper
22 3/8 x 30 inches
Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
Photo: Ron Amstutz

Hexagram / 4, 2011

Hexagram / 4, 2011
Graphite, gouache, acrylic, ink on paper
22 1/2 x 30 inches
Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
Photo: Ron Amstutz

Pollen, 2011Pollen, 2011

Pollen, 2011
Suite of nine relief prints with embossment
18 x 14 inches
Courtesy of Two Palms Press, New York, NY

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 
 

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