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Terry Winters

October 9 - December 24, 1997
522 W 22 Street

Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Terry Winters at 522 West 22nd Street.

The exhibition will consist of 10 paintings, completed in 1996 and 1997, the largest of which is 8 x 10 feet. This will be Terry Winters's first exhibition at the Matthew Marks Gallery.

Terry Winters became well-known in the early eighties for his paintings and drawings with biomorphic imagery. The muted, earth-tone colors of his early work have progressively become more vibrant. Winters is interested in each color's particular associations; each pigment is a chemical which triggers a specific response in the viewer. In the new paintings, the picture plane is spanned by dense networks of lines. The structures made by these lines can recall the organic forms of his early work, but also reflect his more recent interest in architectural renderings, medical photographs, and computer graphics. Winters is interested in the boundaries between the natural and the artificial.

Terry Winters had his first one-person exhibition at Sonnabend Gallery in 1982. He has since exhibited his paintings and works on paper extensively, and has had several one-person museum exhibitions, including at the Kunstmuseum in Lucerne, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. In 1991 his work was the subject of a mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum, and in 1998 an exhibition of ten years of Terry Winter's paintings will tour European museums.

Terry Winters will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) through December 24th, 1997. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 to 6:00 PM.

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

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