Online Exhibition: Rewind – Fastforward

Artists: Peter Gronquist, Ethan Murrow, Robert Lazzarini, Nancy Lorenz, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Polina Barskaya

Exhibition Information:

May 14, 2020 - June 20, 2020

Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York is excited to digitally present part one of Rewind—Fastforward, a
group exhibition curated by Natasha Schlesinger. This exhibition pairs artworks by
contemporary artists working in various media with pieces from the past, demonstrating
the continuing influence the past has on our present. The contemporary artists in this
first part of the exhibition are: Robert Lazzarini, Ethan Murrow, Polina Barskaya, Peter Gronquist, Nancy Lorenz, and Rachel Lee Hovnanian.

Schlesinger says: “The past is never left far behind. Philosophers and scientists will argue
that there is no such thing as the present because anything that is happening in the current
moment is already in the past. There is only the past and the future, and they are
intricately and inextricably intertwined.

In art, politics, and life, none of us will effectively move forward into the future unless
we can learn from the past. Thus, the only way forward is through the lens of the
past. Art history is not linear either. Contemporary art today looks back, interprets,
responds to, and reinvents what that art should be for the future. There might not be a
turning back but there is always a way around. What is most exciting and invigorating
about contemporary art is just how deep and meaningful that conversation is and how
much diversity of mediums, variety of themes, and innovations it generates. Because no
particular style or school of art dominates the artistic landscape today, artists are
encouraged to express their own individuality and ideas, and to experiment with and
innovate the traditional materials and processes.

Rewind—Fastforward puts forward many questions to the artists in the exhibition and to
the viewers, such as: How much are artists engaged with the past? What questions do
they bring to that perspective? How does the past affect what they do today, and
where they go from here? Rewind—Fastforward will present contemporary artists and
their varied works in many mediums, from drawing and painting, to ceramics and wood,
in conversation with works of the past from antiquity to early 20th century.”


Rewind – Fastforward | Part One Pairings


Contemporary Artists Bios:

Polina Barskaya

Peter Gronquist

Robert Lazzarini

Rachel Lee Hovnanian

Nancy Lorenz

Ethan Murrow