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Emi Winter

South Mountain

May 18 - June 27 2024

reception May 18 5-7 PM

artist talk Sunday June 9 11 AM

For her first exhibition with the gallery, South Orange-based Oaxacan painter Emi Winter has made a group of paintings from observation of locations in the South Mountain Reservation, which is near her home and studio. 


Each painting in South Mountain was made on site, typically in one direct session. The resulting works, titled with the date they were made, are neat convergences of time and space. Here is a painter, in a car, pulling off the side of the road and painting what is there. Winter uses the painting process to define a place within the larger space of the reservation.  Where natural and human-made environments converge upon and disrupt one another, Winter takes what she finds at face value, painting quickly and without judgement. Non-site to one becomes site to another.


"Painting is an urgent matter for me, a necessary process for understanding my environment and myself in it." -EW

Emi Winter (b. 1973) was born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for the past two decades, most recently at the Centro Cultural San Pablo, Oaxaca; Minus Space, Brooklyn; the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit; Parker Gallery, Los Angeles; the Albuquerque Museum of Art, New Mexico. She received a B.A. in visual arts from Oberlin College and a M.F.A in painting from Bard College. In 2001 she was an artist in residence at The Chinati Foundation and in 2011 was awarded the acquisition prize for the XV edition of the Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial in Mexico. Her work is in the collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno de México; Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca; Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She lives in South Orange and teaches bilingual art classes at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.


image is "April 30, 2024, South Mountain Reservation," 2024. Oil on canvas. 12 x 16 in. 

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