On the occasion of his upcoming 90th birthday, Gerald Peters Contemporary is pleased to present Jazz Set, an exhibition of new works by Roger Winter. Featuring eight new paintings created by the artist at his studio in New York’s historic Master Apartments, this exhibition is a visual manifestation of his playlist.

Introduced to jazz during his student days of the 1950s at the University of Texas, Winter has in the decades following built a sentimental collection of records. These paintings, images of jazz greats, are a personal and celebratory ode to Winter’s favorite musicians. Honoring the energy and culture of jazz, Winter employs a bright palette, repeated motifs, and unsuspecting compositional choices. The resulting bold, collage-like paintings offer the same sense of improvisation and individualism so closely related to the musical genre.

Roger Winter, born in Denison, Texas, currently lives and works in New York. He holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He returned to Texas in 1961 where he taught drawing and painting at Southern Methodist University for twenty-six years. Winter’s exhibition history has included museums and galleries nationwide and his work is currently in the collections of the Atlantic Richfield Company in Los Angeles, Dallas Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Frito-Lay Corporate Collection, Meadows Museum of Art, McNay Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Portland Museum of Art in Maine, and Southwestern Bell Corporation, among others.