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Drawing Papers 135

Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions

A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well-known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings and paintings. Representing the patterns and schema that undergird physical and intellectual life, Winters’s drawings of grids, networks, and knots illustrate complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems, and mental processes.

Published to accompany the exhibition Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions, Drawing Papers 135 provides an overview of Winters’s drawings from 1980 to 2018, including full cycles of drawings as well as a selection of large-scale works on paper. A curatorial essay by Chief Curator Claire Gilman; an excerpt from American author Rachel Kushner’s new book entitled The Mars Room: A Novel (alongside a new series of drawings by Winters in response to Kushner’s writing); and a new work by the MacArthur-winning poet Peter Cole provide insight into the exhibition’s overarching theme: namely, the desire to make sense, however fictively, of the manner in which the visible world is constructed and received.


  • Year 2018
  • Contributors Peter Cole, Claire Gilman, Rachel Kushner
  • Artists Terry Winters
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 158

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  • Terry Winters, Untitled (Page), 2011. Graphite on paper, 11 × 8 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery. Image © Terry Winters, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

    Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions