KHFA exhibition archives

Between Heaven and Earth

Work by Roger Winter
September 8-October 6, 2012
Opening reception Saturday, September 8, 6:30-8:30 pm
Artist will be in attendance

Roger Winter's career spans over five decades. His work transforms tremendously due to his determination to continually experiment and his openness to change. Through his mastery of color and line, the artist creates paintings with a premeditated complicity that encourage the viewer to explore the canvas in a rhythmic motion.

The artist's works are a testimony of his keen awareness of his surroundings. He tends to combine direct observation with memories and dreams to create engaging and expressive images. He juxtaposes photographic representations with unexpected elements, causing the image to take on a deeper reality.

During his tenure at Southern Methodist University, Winter mentored some of the most important contemporary artists in Texas, including John Alexander and David Bates.

Roger Winter was born in Denison, Texas. He holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a MFA from the University of Iowa. His works are included in permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Meadows Museum of Art in Dallas, and the McNay Museum in San Antonio.

He currently lives and works in Santa Fe and New York.

High Desert Plain (detail), 2011, oil on linen, 49" x 108"