Terry Winters


November 5 - December 23, 2016
522 W 22 Street
Opening Friday, November 4, 6 – 8 PM


Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Terry Winters, the next exhibition in his gallery at 522 West 22nd Street.

The exhibition’s seventeen chromatically rich paintings have been built up with layers of marks in oil, resin, and wax. Their imagery derives from diverse sources, among them botany, astronomy, and chemistry, as indicated by their titles, which include Bloom, Nebula, and Dioxazine Shift. Each finished painting, however, is an abstract composition with its own internal dynamics, emerging through a process that resembles evolution and other unpredictable natural phenomena.

“These recent paintings are a series of accumulations,” Winters says. “There’s a range of paint application in terms of both material and technique. Each color is a marker, a stage of development. I’m moving across the surface, modulating the material in different ways. That inflection produces an amplification of colors, both physical and chemical. But color is basically wild and full of surprises.”

Accompanying the exhibition is a fully illustrated catalogue, which includes an interview with Winters by the artist Richard Aldrich.

Terry Winters (born 1949) lives and works in New York City and Columbia County, NY. His one-person museum exhibitions include the Tate Gallery, London (1986); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1991); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1992); the Whitechapel Gallery, London (1998); Kunsthalle Basel (2000); the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2001); the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2009); and, this year, the Kunsthaus Graz, Austria, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Terry Winters is on view at 522 West 22nd Street from November 5 to December 23, 2016, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

For additional information, please contact Jeffrey Peabody at 212-243-0200 or jeffrey@matthewmarks.com.


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