Johanna Winters

Spring Hustle

The first warm currents of spring brought about the completion of my winter residency at Guttenberg Arts. Within a week ¬†of packing and shipping off my studio supplies, I had moved back to the Midwest, and also accepted ¬†admission at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s MFA printmaking program. It’s good to be back in the familiar Wisconsin landscape for a short while and reflect on the past season of art-making.

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Pledging allegiance to the noble state of Wisconsin at the Stillmank Brewery, home of the Wisco Disco Amber Ale.

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Northerlandish Menagerie is a joint exhibition by myself and fellow printmaker Don Krumpos that opened this spring at Columbia College in Missouri. Each of us exhibited recent prints portraying a cast of impish characters that consider ideas about nostalgia, ritual, failure, and the follies of human nature and personal myth.

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One half of Northerlandish Menagerie.

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Captivated by the curious work of Shreyas Karle and his Museum Shop of Fetish Objects at the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial in NYC.

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I was also mesmerized by Wael Shawky’s marionettes from his exquisite Cabaret Crusades at MOMA PS1.

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Four of the eight intaglio prints that were part of my final series at as an artist-in-residence at Guttenberg Arts.

 

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The second part of the print series I created at Guttenberg Arts.