Terry Winters made his first print in 1982 and, to date, he has created more than 110 editions, including numerous multi-sheet portfolios, working with innovative fine art presses internationally. This exhibition considers Winters’s use of the printed image as a resource for experimentation, invention, and collaboration. He views prints as equal to paintings and drawings and avoids applying a hierarchy to his various modes of working. Yet the print medium is nonetheless of special significance to an artist who has long looked to the universe of printed matter for inspiration and who consistently applies ideas generated through the printmaking process to his practice as a whole. With an emphasis on recent editions, the exhibition includes the print portfolio In Blue and a closely related painting of the same title, marking the first time that they have been exhibited together. Also featured are Winters’s most recent editions, Clocks and Clouds and Atmospheres, as well as his Notebook collages, hybrid works that combine found imagery and drawing in ways that resonate with the layered compositions of his prints.
A concurrent exhibition, Listen to this page. Works by Bern Porter from Colby College Special Collections, is drawn from the Special Collections at Colby College and is inspired by Winters’s interest in Porter’s visionary “founds,” artworks and poems gleaned from newspaper circulars, mailers, and advertisements.
Terry Winters: Printed Matters is organized in conjunction with Terry Winters Prints: 1999–2014, an exhibition at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München to which the Colby Museum is the primary lender. A related catalogue, which includes complete descriptions of Winters’s editions since 1999, is available through Prestel. In 2002, the Colby Museum became a repository for Winters’s complete printed works. View additional information on this collection.
Student Advisory Board: Winter Open House CelebrationFebruary 12, 2015 6:00 p.m.
The Museum’s Student Advisory Board invites visitors of all ages to attend an opening reception and celebration of the exhibitions currents7: Elizabeth Atterbury, Terry Winters: Printed Matters, and Listen to this page. Works by Bern Porter from Colby College Special Collections. The evening’s program will include a conversation with Elizabeth Atterbury, exhibition tours, art-making activities,...
Noontime Art Talk: The Color of Sound and the Sound of Color: A Musician's View of Aural-Visual SynergiesMarch 17, 2015 Noon
Noontime Art Talk by Jonathan Hallstrom, Associate Professor of Music The subject of this talk will concern life and career of György Ligeti, whose musical compositions Atmosphères (1961) and Clocks and Clouds (1972–73) inspired two series of prints on view in the exhibition Terry Winters: Printed Matters.
Community Day: The Art of the BookApril 11, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Visit our spring exhibitions during their final month on view and join us for community day. In addition to a free book-making workshop, small presses, poets and artists will have books on display, and for sale, and will participate in conversations and readings. 10:00 am Book Fair 10:30 am–1:00 pm Book-making workshop with Cynthia Ahlstrin...
Kaleidoscope WorkshopMay 02, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Learn about the works of contemporary artist Terry Winters, then join us in the Mirken Education Center for a Kaleidoscope making workshop inspired by his works. This free event is open to all ages, but attendance is limited and preregistration is required. To register, call 207.859.5613.
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