Antoinette M. Winters: Once upon a time...

December 1, 2021-January 16, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 2021, 5:00-8:00 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, January 7, 2022, 5:00-8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm
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  • Antoinette M. Winters

    In the time of COVID, acrylic paint on paper, 6 x 288 inches, 2021.

    In the Time of COVID
  • Antoinette M. Winters

    In the time of COVID (detail), acrylic paint on paper, 6 x 288 inches, 2021. (Photography by Will Howcroft)

    In the Time of COVID
  • Antoinette M. Winters

    In the time of COVID (detail), acrylic paint on paper, 6 x 288 inches, 2021. (Photography by Will Howcroft)

    In the Time of COVID
  • Antoinette M. Winters

    I should have begun with this, No.1, (1 of 15 images), acrylic paint on wall, 14 x 12 inches, 2021.

    I should have begun with this, No.1
  • Antoinette M. Winters

    I should have begun with this, No.2, (1 of 15 images), acrylic paint on wall, 14 x 12 inches, 2021.

    I should have begun with this, No.2

Press Release

Artist Statement

Once upon a time a pandemic raged. We experienced unending political and social upheaval. Our natural world was threatened. Our uncertainty about what the future might look like—what might remain or be lost - consumed our attention. Overwhelmed by the deluge of information and the "busyness and loudness" of our lives, we sought relief. Some of us found it in the language of our poets and in the beauty of nature. Forever after—the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Sky.

In her exhibition Winters has focused primarily on the use of text. She notes, "alone, or in combination, words have the power to evoke a range of human emotions. That power, and how our interpretation of words, texts, and phrases changes according to our circumstances interests me." The accordion book, In the time of covid, was conceived of during the initial months of the quarantine. "Much like everyone else, I was consumed by the news. I read and listened to anything that might inform me. The language - and its daily repetition—took hold. I made lists of phrases and words. I edited and organized them, focusing primarily on the text and events of the first three months of the pandemic. As the world continued to cope with the impact of Covid-19, Winters re-visited her journals and favorite poets. Everything was possible consists of personal phrases, and lines of poetry from Mary Oliver, Mark Strand, and Wislawa Szymborska. Stenciled directly onto the walls of the gallery, the text and impermanence of the installation speak to the uncertainty of the current state of the world – and to our concerns as to what might remain or be lost.

Artist Bio

Antoinette Winters is a mixed media artist who works at her studio at the Waltham Mills Artist Association in Waltham, MA. She received her degree in Art from Immaculate Heart College, CA and completed advanced studies at Mass College of Art and the Museum School. Her drawings, paintings, and installations have been presented in numerous venues including: Brickbottom Gallery; Fuller Craft Museum; Brattleboro Museum & Art Center; Carole Calo Gallery, Stonehill College; Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College; Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College; Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College; Kingston Gallery, Boston; and The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts. She conceived of and developed the visual design elements for Concord Academy Dance Company's performances of Transformation Pending, Strike! and Zero at the Bone. Her work is included in the collections of Meditech, MA, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC, Art Complex Museum, MA, and The Corporate Program at de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, MA. Her work has been reviewed in Artscope and The Boston Globe.



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