For Immediate Release
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery is pleased to open the fall season with an exhibition of prints and
related drawings spanning the years 2003 through 2008 by New York-based artist, Terry Winters.
Since 1982 when the artist made his first lithograph at ULAE’s studios in West Islip, NY, Winters
has produced over 200 prints across a spectrum of media in collaboration with such notable
publishers as The Grenfell Press, Two Palms, and the aforementioned ULAE. With works on paper
of various media seen in concert, the exhibition seeks to illuminate the integral link between the
artist’s dual practices of drawing and printmaking.
Drawing is the critical underpinning of Winters’ work, and provides a preliminary framework for
developing his abstract language. Equally fluid in small and large format, and in a range of media
including pencil, graphite, and gouache, Winters employs drawing to record and reassemble images,
and, in the process of exploring mark-making, to create pattern and pictorial space. Printmaking, by
encouraging a changing sequence of images through the proofing phases that lead to an editioned
print, is the perfect extension of the Winters’ drawing process. Over the past twenty five years, the
artist has systematically explored intaglio, lithography, woodcut, monoprint, and screenprint,
reveling in the innate qualities of each and producing prints of remarkable range and tactility. The
exhibition includes four portfolios (including the artist’s most recent, In Blue, from 2008) in which
Winters explores lateral relationships between multiple images thus creating open-ended narratives,
as well as single, stand-alone prints. Also on view are selected drawings in various media from the
same five year time period, which show the interconnection and cross-pollination of ideas which
flow between the artist’s drawn and printed work.
Terry Winters was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949 and received his BFA from Pratt Institute
in 1971. Major international solo exhibitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991;
the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1999; Kunsthalle, Basel, 2000; the Metropolitan Museum of
Art, New York, 2001; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 2003, and the Addison Gallery of
American Art, 2004. Signal to Noise, a 10-year survey of paintings and drawings, is currently on view
at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Winters is currently based in New York City and
Columbia County, New York.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10-6; Saturday 11-5:30. For further press information,
contact Jamisen Ogg at 212-213-6767.