October 27 - November 28, 2020
“Kirk Hopper Fine Art is thrilled to announce the inaugural exhibition, Dallas Collects Roger Winter, and book launch, THE ART OF ROGER WINTER: FIRE AND ICE, at its expansive new gallery, 1426 N. Riverfront Blvd, opening October 27th.
From the hardships he endured growing up in Denison, Texas during the Depression until now, when his paintings have been acquired by some of the nation’s most prestigious collections, Roger Winter has been preoccupied with recording reality in all its strangeness. Winter has painted prolifically and innovatively for over sixty years, following his own path through the gap between abstraction and representation. Intensely observant, the NYC-based artist has spent a lifetime making images that matter out of subjects often overlooked.
His works partake of wide-ranging influences: cows grazing on some godforsaken piece of Texas flatland; an old rusted car resting among chest-high weeds; foxes in midair, leaping above snowdrifts in Maine. Winter paints mannequins in a shop window, the lights inside it and the reflections of passersby. He looks up and paints the vastness of Manhattan skyscrapers, old Coney Island buildings, a burning New Mexico desert, or the luminous Iceland sky. Winter’s art acquaints us with his parents, his siblings, his dogs, his wife, sons and friends, the houses he has lived in, and the landscapes he knows and loves. Life astounds him.
Art for Winter was the beginning of a journey all his own – about a time, a sense of place and a commitment as a lifelong educator. He has continually reinvented himself, an artist never afraid of change or breaching the boundaries. In doing so, he has pursued a legacy of endurance and an understanding of the magic powers of storytelling to provide both solace and transcendence.”
On View: October 27, 2020 | 1–5 pm
1426 North Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, 75207 Texas