Terry Winters (Art Education, Alumnus)

Good Government, (1984)  oil on linen
(c) Terry Winters. Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

Winters created the enigmatic shapes in this painting by using rags and painting knives as well as brushes. At the Whitney Museum’s 1991 solo exhibition of his work, curator Lisa Phillips interpreted his pictures as “metaphors of artistic growth and investigations of both creative and entropic processes.” The title references the famed 14th-century fresco in Siena.