Terry Winters

Graphic Primitives


May 15 - June 25, 1999
522 W 22 Street


Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Terry Winters: Graphic Primitives, the next exhibition in his gallery at 522 West Twenty-second Street.

Graphic Primitives is the title Winters has given to nine large-scale paintings made over the past two years. In addition to these paintings, the exhibition will include a new suite of hand-colored woodcuts with the same title, each of which corresponds to one of the paintings. The canvases range in size from 6 ½ by 9 feet to 9 by 12 feet.

Ronald Jones has writen, "Terry Winters . . . excavates contemporary culture by intuitively expressing the visual effects impressed upon him. His pictures are an assembly of generations of 'readings' that spring from an initial image," reinterpreted through shifts in color, shape and scale, and through the overlays of multiple webs of paint.

In September of last year an exhibition of Winters's paintings and works on paper from the past ten years opened at the Centro Julio Gonzales, Valencia, and is currently on view at the White Chapel Art Gallery, London. A print retrospective organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts was on view last fall and begins an extensive tour of American museums later this year. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue raisonné of the artist's graphic works.

"Terry Winters: Graphic Primitives" will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Ronald Jones and John Rajchman.

Terry Winters: Graphic Primitives will be on view at Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West Twenty-second Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues), through June 25, 1999. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

For further information or photographs, please contact Leslie Cohan at (212) 243-0200.

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