Matt Winkler

Matt Winkler: Regarding the Monument

RAC²: Rochester Area Collaborative

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7  |  6 – 8 pm, Artist talk at 7 pm

Matt Winkler explores art-making using various materials and methods—such as drawing, cut paper, paint, photography, and collage—in an attempt to represent the experience of place. Based on images and drawings of his surrounding landscapes, both rural and urban, Winkler incorporates multiple layers of imagery and material and often combines meticulously detailed handdrawn or painted images with faster, more intuitive processes. Winkler is interested in exploring how landscape and place may be represented within the field of contemporary drawing and painting.

Image: one-third set against a sea; two-thirds against a sky; 2014-15; plywood, paper, acrylic polymer; 50 x 95 inches.

Organized by Rochester Art Center and curated by Jovan Speller, Curator, Art & Education

RAC2 serves eleven counties including Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. With this series RAC has broadened and diversified the creative opportunities for Rochester area artists as RAC’s professional staff serves both a curatorial and mentorship role, working directly with the artists on their vision and the implementation of a new project. This collaboration creates an enriching experience and an exciting venue and program for artists practicing in our area. It also offers the community the opportunity to celebrate local artistic achievement. We look forward to further supporting talented artists and all the possibilities that RAC2offers.

RAC² is supported by Rochester Downtown Alliance, The Judy & Jim Sloan Foundation, and Maggie & Dr. Paul Scanlon.

 This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.