COLOR+LIGHT consists of new oil paintings on linen, prints, and sculpture that explores the perception of color from a purely visual reference and investigates how color changes, depending on light conditions affected by the passage of time in a day, over the seasons, or in a fleeting few moments.
Joan Winter has also been studying the history of color pigments and how different colors in different cultures have developed certain conceptual meanings – spiritual and/or emotional. She is interested in the Japanese perception of color, which is more tactile than we think of color in the west.
In COLOR+LIGHT she is hand mixing natural mineral pigments to make oil paint, an ancient process, which allows her to discover unique hues. She uses multiple translucent layers to express subtle gradations of color across the linen panels. Her interest has continued and been developed over the past decade, in images of waterfalls, cloud forms, and natural elements. She encourages the viewer to question “how we see”, challenging the tension between seeing and perception.
JOAN WINTER: Color+Light
Exhibition Dates: March 28 – June 6, 2020
Opening: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 6pm – 8pm
Holly Johnson Gallery
1845 East Levee Street #100
Dallas, Texas 75207