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  • Terry Winters

    Addison Gallery of American Art

    Terry Winters’s achievement of the last ten years feels heroic in the old-fashioned sense of the word. His commitment to a grand tradition of painting superimposes a value on his work that accretes history as if its challenges demanded that a position be taken and held, whatever the cost. Yet there is also something terribly poignant about his project, as evidenced in “Terry Winters: Paintings, Drawings, Prints 1994–2004,” a survey of 160 works curated by Adam Weinberg. This poignancy has to do with the self-conscious meeting of painting and cognition. For many today it is a trope to think of

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