Monday, January 12, 2009
Terry Winters at Matthew Marks
"For me, painting’s capacity to make images through the manipulation of materials seems to be its most powerful and magical quality. How a painting is built is a big part of what it means. Mark-making, gesture and touch—those are the key components as to how to generate images through painting." -Terry Winters
I saw lots of great art during my December 08 NYC trip. More great art than past visits. A month later, I just can't shake Terry's latest show. Knotted Graphs. Large paintings on the white walls of the cavernous Matthew Marks. One solitary bench in the middle. I sat and just watched the paint ebb and flow. Luminous. Transformative. Reminded me of why I love to paint.
Read the interview with him in the Brooklyn Rail, a great magazine. So many fantastic artist and writers in Brooklyn, it's just sick.