Jackie Winsor, Linnea Kniaz
NEW YORK – Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to present Jackie Winsor, Linnea Kniaz opening January 11 at 529 West 21st Street. This is the second in a series of two-person presentations at Paula Cooper Gallery’s 529 West 21st Street space curated by Laura Hunt, the gallery’s archivist. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 11 from 6 to 8pm.
In 1979, the Museum of Modern Art presented a mid-career retrospective of Jackie Winsor’s work, the first retrospective show of a woman artist in MoMA’s department of Painting and Sculpture since 1946. This type of pioneering accomplishment punctuates Winsor’s 50-year career. Included in that 1979 MoMA show and exhibited here again, Winsor’s early work Solid Lattice (1970) encapsulates Winsor’s ability to imbue raw materials such as wood, rope, and nails with willpower and elegance. Lucy Lippard has noted: “Winsor often refers to ‘muscle’ when she talks about her work, not just the muscle it takes to make the pieces and haul them around, but the muscle which is the kinesthetic property of wound and bound forms, of the energy it takes to make a piece so simple and still so full of an almost frightening presence.”1