Leaving the 21st Century
Painting & Works on Paper by Joseph Winterhalter
DateJune 22 - Aug 31, 2007
VenueWeston Art Gallery
LocationWest and East Galleries
Dee and Tom Stegman
The Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts announces Leaving the 21st Century, an installation of evocative and exquisitely executed large-scale abstract paintings by artist Joseph Winterhalter.
Winterhalter (Cincinnati, OH) creates large-scale paintings with beautiful, reflective surfaces that appear to have been scraped raw or peeled repeatedly to reveal previous layers of information or suggest a prior history. With calculated precision and a keen sense of materials that skillfully combine alkyd, latex, enamel paint, graphite, and an assortment of industrial materials, Winterhalter’s paintings merge past and present histories and suggest new information that is still evolving and in the process of revealing itself.
Leaving the 21st Century will feature a new suite of large-scale canvases, on-site wall installations, and works on paper situated in a reconstruction of his former studio space on 13th Street, that examines the inherent contradictions in and terminal boundaries of "lived time." Encircling the lower galleries, the installation of paintings will create a space which prompts questions of public vs. private life, the culture of commemoration, and the (im)possibility of permanence.
Joseph Winterhalter attended the College of D.A.A.P at the University of Cincinnati from 1984-87 and later attended Ohio University in Athens, OH from 1989-91 where he earned a bachelor of fine arts in painting. In 1993, he attended the graduate program in painting and drawing at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. His work has been featured at numerous Cincinnati exhibition venues including DiLeia Contemporary, Suzanna Terrill Gallery, Voltage, Michael Solway Gallery, Kaldi’s and Closson’s Phyllis J. Weston Gallery. In 2000, he collaborated with fellow artist Tim McMichael to form VOLK/ Contemporary Summer Project Initiative. His work has previously been featured at the Weston Art Gallery as part of the group exhibitions Surface-Active (2001), and Ideas into Objects: Reinterpreting the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (2005). He was also a participant in the 2002 edition of the former Weston Art Gallery film, video and live performance series InterMedia.
Gallery Talk Series: Tues., June 26, 7 p.m.
Families Create! Education Workshop: Sat., July 14, 2007