Winters’s art is about decisions, choices, quality of attention, the shaping of one’s existence in time.
Winters’s painting technique argues against gestural abstraction’s sweeping structures and minimalism’s solid-color surfaces.
In his best drawings, everything is keyed to the way that Winters attains difference while doing the same thing over and over.
This two-gallery extravaganza takes up the tricky gambit of featuring “artists whose work involves a methodical and controlled process of creating seemingly freeform or random daubs and spots.”
“Let’s just delete all of that and start over again,” Terry Winters said to me, laughing, mid-way through our conversation.
Tonight’s invite-only symposium organized by The Drawing Center invited five artists and two curators to explore the state of drawing today. Here’s my report.