FOUR A.M. is pleased to present a new work by Joe Winter on view from September 23 - October 7, 2015. 

For this site-specific project, Winter has quilted together fabrics printed with various surface motifs such as brick, marble, and granite. This sewn composition replicates a sort of idiosyncratic tile work, combining various surfaces found in domestic areas like patios, bathrooms or kitchens.

Winter’s Domestic Arrangements series, which includes the work on view, integrates the relationship between the mass-produced and personal elements of our intimate spaces. The softness of the textile contrasts with hardness of the illusory material it infers. The work distinguishes the similarities between the decorative and utilitarian domestic crafts of tiling and quilting, from the differences in the tactility of the object produced. Piecing together grids of factory-made fabrics, the “quilts” straddle the boundary between the mass-produced and the handmade.

Joe Winter has had solo exhibitions at the Kitchen (NY), The National Glass Center (Sunderland, UK), and the Barbara Walters Gallery (Sarah Lawrence College, NY). His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the Queens Museum or Art (NY), Foxy Production (NY), and Edith Russ Haus (Oldenburg, Germany), among others. He has been awarded numerous residencies and honors including the Sculpture Space Residency (NY), Eyebeam (NY), The MacDowell Colony (NH), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (NY). He received an MFA from the University of California, San Diego and a BA from Brown University.

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