Terry Winters' project with writer Ben Marcus, a series of 42 offset lithographs titled Turbulence Skins, was exhibited at the Neiman Gallery as a set of "working proofs" prior to its' publication, to present the ongoing dialogue between the two artists. The final edition contains notes for revision of both Marcus' text and Winters' images, which are evidence of the working process of collaboration. Marcus' text is juxtapositioned atop Post-it color grounds and depicts a travel story of a mysterious protagonist. Winters was sent the text in parts which enabled him to read and respond to the story in non-linear stages via his organic images. The entire set of prints is a story to leaf through or view in its' entirety as a multiple panel wall installation.
Born in Brooklyn in 1949, Terry Winters received a BFA from the Pratt Institute in 1971. He began exhibiting his work in 1977. Beyond his painting work, Winters is an accomplished and prolific printmaker. His art is influenced by his study of architecture and industrial design and aims to "describe imminent forces rather than transcendental forms." Winters draws from the visual imagery of organic structures from botany and molecular biology to create systems of constructed space. He has been in several Whitney Biennials - 1985, 1987 and 1995, and has had solo exhibitions at the Tate Gallery in London and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery, the List Visual Art Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Broad Art Foundation, among others. Winters' complete print archive resides in the collection of the Colby College Museum of Art. He lives and works in New York and Geneva, Switzerland.
Ben Marcus is the chair of the writing division in the School of the Arts at Columbia University. He received a B.A. from New York University and a M.F.A. from Brown University. Marcus is the author of three books of fiction: Notable American Women, The Father Costume, and The Age of Wire and String. An anthology edited by him, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, was published in August, 2004. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Award, three Pushcart Prizes, a fellowship from the Howard Foundation, and a Whiting Writer's Award, among others. He has taught at Brown, Old Dominion University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Lehman College, CUNY.