SANDY WINTERS



Born 1949 in Arcadia, California
Describing "Pretexts and Subtexts" as "part Loony Tunes, part Rube Goldberg," critic Eleanor Heartney notes that Winter's 2005 traveling installation "blends humor and anxiety in an irresistible mix." The cartoon style imagery of plumbing pipes and seedpods was drawn on aluminum panels that stretched 85-feet in length. The drawing continually evolved as the artist reconfigured it to fit each new gallery space. Out of this installation came first a six-foot long block print and then, a "new, larger composition" made by disassembling the blocks and reprinting them on various surfaces. Drawings in graphite and oil-crayon individualized each impression. As Winter's observed, "an entirely new series was spawned out of the symbolic obliteration of an existing work yet again." "Darwin's Break", a 2003 block print is the source of the lithograph editioned by the UNO Print Workshop. The student assistant, Hannah Marchio, later earned a M.F.A. in Printmaking from the City College of New York where Winters has taught since 1996.




Darwin's Break II
2004; color lithography and chine collé; sheet: 22 x 32 (45.72 x 60.96); edition of 30
Meet Again II
2004; color lithography and chine collé; sheet: 22 x 32 (45.72 x 60.96); edition of 30