November 22, 2014 — January 3, 2015
Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Joan Winter: Journey, an exhibition of multimedia works inspired by the artist’s travels and studies in Japan.
Dallas based artist, Joan Winter, spent two decades in the field of architecture before earning an MFA in with an emphasis in Sculpture and Printmaking at Southern Methodist University in 1993. Winter’s background in architecture has continued to influence her studio practice and can be traced as a through-line visible in the both the sculptural and prints included in the current exhibition. The minimal, holistic tones found in contemporary Japanese architecture, inparticular, become direct references in the works as in Awaji, a digital print produced from a photograph taken by Winter of a water element within a Tadao Ando building on the island of Awaji. The artworks in Journey illustrate both literal and personal journeys taken by the artist which synthesize into works with a clear vision of form, space, light, nature and balance.
American sculptor and printmaker Joan Winter received her MFA from Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of Arts in 1993. She previously worked in the field of space planning and design for several major architectural firms inTexas and Louisiana. Winter has recently traveled to Japan to study Mokuhanga (woodblock printing) and see first hand the architecture and culture that influences her work. In 2012, Winter exhibited in Kyoto, Japan at the International Centeras part of the International Mokuhanga Conference and also in the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, “Works on Paper/Texas Artists”, in Arequipa, Peru. Also in 2013, three seminal prints of the artist’s were acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.