Exhibition: Dennis Winston Woodcuts

February 3, 2003

The exhibition, Captured Moments: Woodcut Prints by Dennis Winston, will be on view in Hunt Gallery in the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall at Mary Baldwin University, February 10 through 28.

Winston, who specializes in woodcuts, has shown his work in solo and group shows at a variety of places, including The Hand Workshop Art Center and Artspace Gallery in Richmond, The Indiana University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The Electronic Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona, and Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News. Recent collectors include The University of Virginia Medical Center, The Apex Museum of African-American Art in Atlanta, Consolidated Bank in Richmond and The Museum of African-American Art in Dallas. His work was also included in the video and CD-ROM collection, African-American Artists: Past and Present.

Winston says of his work: “The woodcut allows me to use bold, direct, black and white renderings to depict the lives of my subjects. The woodcut is an ordinary medium through which I endeavor to capture telling moments in the lives of ordinary people. It is an attempt to reveal something of their character, the history that has shaped them, and the spirit that sustains them. These forms express essential ideas, and I have merged my vision and the medium to celebrate both the process and my perception.”

Winston received a B.F.A. from Norfolk State University, and earned an M..S. in humanities from the University of Richmond. He has done postgraduate work at the University of Colorado and at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 1971 Winston has been an art teacher, arts and humanities administrator, and arts advocate for the Richmond public schools, where is coordinator for the Arts and Humanities Center.

The exhibition will open with a public reception for the artist Monday, February 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the academic year.

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