This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Terry Winters, who is showing collages and eleven new paintings at New York’s Matthew Marks Gallery. The exhibition is on view through April 14.
Winters is arguably the most influential painter of his generation. His interest in systems and networks, biological and otherwise, is carried forward in the work of Julie Mehretu, Mark Bradford, Matthew Ritchie and plenty more. Winters was the subject of a Lisa Phillips-curated mid-career survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1992, and in 2001 Nan Rosenthal organized a survey of his prints for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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On the program, Winters and I discuss:
- The evolution of his palette over the years and how he comes to color;
- How his new country home and studio in Columbia County, New York impacts his work;
- The importance of printmaking to his overall practice, and how his intense, career-long focus on that medium informs the way he makes paintings; and
- Why he chose to exhibit collages from his notebook with his new paintings, the first time he’s done so in the United States.
During the course of the program I mentioned that Matthew Marks has a particularly good artist-page for Winters, a page that features pretty much all of the work he’s shown at the gallery. You can find it here.
In the show’s second segment, I talk with Isabelle Dervaux, the curator of modern and contemporary drawings at New York’s Morgan Library. Dervaux’s new show is a survey of Dan Flavin’s drawings. It’s on view through July 1. In our conversation we discuss the origins of Flavin’s diagonals, the 3×5 notebooks he carried everywhere and his personal collection of drawings.
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. It is released under this Creative Commons license. This week’s program was edited by Wilson Butterworth. For images of the works discussed on this week’s show, click through to the jump.
Terry Winters, Reflection Line Method, 1997. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Terry Winters, Ova, 1982. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.