Terry Winters: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, 1994-2004

Overview

Terry Winters’s work of the past decade weaves disparate strains of idea, object, and physical operations into the primary logic of his art. His art contains an astonishing array of forms and demonstrates the equally surprising breadth of his artistic language. This retrospective volume continues where the mid-career survey (1992) at the Whitney Museum concluded, presenting the past decade of Winters’s innovative work in paintings, prints, drawings, and artists’ books. Terry Winters presents the ways in which the...

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Overview

Terry Winters’s work of the past decade weaves disparate strains of idea, object, and physical operations into the primary logic of his art. His art contains an astonishing array of forms and demonstrates the equally surprising breadth of his artistic language. This retrospective volume continues where the mid-career survey (1992) at the Whitney Museum concluded, presenting the past decade of Winters’s innovative work in paintings, prints, drawings, and artists’ books. Terry Winters presents the ways in which the artist creates sets and subsets of distinctive works that interact with bodies of previous and current work. Also included are images by the artist that have not previously been exhibited or published.
Winters’s work is frequently included in conversations and studies relating to the interplay of art and science, and his recent paintings, drawings, and prints reflect his engagement with scientific and computational systems of thought and presentations of information. For Winters, abstract art has become a vehicle not for “reproducing and inventing form but for harnessing forces.” By utilizing expressive means, “data becomes pictorial and spatial.” This superbly illustrated volume displays the full range of Winters’s newest works and the complex relationships that link them to one another.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879886544
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 175

Meet the Author

Richard Shiff is Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art and Director of the Center for the Study of Modernism at the University of Texas and the author of numerous books on modern and contemporary art, including Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonné; Rachel Teagle is curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; and Adam Weinberg is director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Acknowledgments 10
Introduction 12
Manual imagination 18
Foundations and systems 35
Computation of chains 41
Graphic primitives 67
Location plan 83
Set diagram 97
Meshworks 113
Turbulence skins 131
Terry Winters and the aesthetics of information 158
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