Jasper Johns Exhibition’s Opening Night Delights Guests At The Gallery At Windsor In Vero Beach, Florida In Curatorial Partnership With Whitechapel Gallery In London

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On a warm December evening in Vero Beach, Florida, distinguished guests from around the world attended the much-anticipated opening night of “Jasper Johns: Shadow and Substance,” an exhibition of works by celebrated contemporary artist Jasper Johns. The Gallery at Windsor presented this exhibition as a selection of the artist’s work focusing on the human figure as it has appeared in his lithographs and etchings created with Universal Limited Art Editions print studio from the 1980s to the present.

The Gallery at Windsor

Iwona Blazwick, W. Galen Weston, Hilary Weston, Bill Goldston at The Gallery at Windsor

“We are delighted to welcome to The Gallery at Windsor an exhibition of works on paper by one of the most significant and influential American artists of our time,” said The Honourable Hilary M. Weston.

The exhibition “Jasper Johns: Shadow and Substance” is the third curatorial collaboration between The Gallery at Windsor and London’s Whitechapel Gallery, where Jasper Johns had his first UK show in 1964. Nestled within Windsor, known as a “private sporting club and seaside village” in Vero Beach, Florida, The Gallery at Windsor opened the exclusive exhibition on Saturday, December 7 as an elegant satellite stop for Art Basel Miami Beach, the premier international art show where leading galleries show historical work from masters of Modern and contemporary art as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars.

“We are delighted to welcome to The Gallery at Windsor an exhibition of works on paper by one of the most significant and influential American artists of our time,” said The Honourable Hilary M. Weston, co-founder and creative director of Windsor and former Lt. Governor of Ontario, who was in attendance with her husband and co-founder of Windsor, W. Galen Weston. “The exhibition has been closely conceived with Universal Limited Art Editions print studio, with whom Jasper Johns has worked since the 1960s, when Russian émigré Taatyana Grosman, co-founder of ULAE, first invited Jasper Johns to transform his legendary paintings into equally radical works on paper.”

Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, Jasper Johns has been the subject of major retrospectives and is one of the most influential American artists of his generation. Yet he continues to experiment, pushing the boundaries of printmaking today.

In April 2011, Mrs. Weston announced the three-year collaboration between The Gallery at Windsor and the Whitechapel Gallery. Once a year, to coincide with Art Basel Miami, the Whitechapel Gallery curates a solo show of an important artist at The Gallery in Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida. This year’s exhibition at the gallery is curated by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick and Bill Goldston of ULAE in partnership with Mrs. Weston and with the artist.

Exhibition Information:
“Jasper Johns: Shadow and Substance,” December 8, 2013 – April 30, 2014.
The Whitechapel Gallery at Windsor, 3125 Windsor Boulevard, Vero Beach, Florida, 32963. Open to the public from 12:00pm daily by appointment, closing times vary. Closed on Tuesday. Visitors to call: 772 388 4071 to arrange their visit or gallery(at)windsorflorida(dot)com. For more information visit http://www.windsorflorida.com/gallery.

Founded in 2002 by Mr. and Mrs. Weston’s daughter Alannah Weston, The Gallery at Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida is an independent art space. The Gallery, which is home to important works from the George Weston Collection, invites curators to respond to the space with museum quality shows of contemporary paintings, works on paper and photography. The Gallery has exhibited works by leading contemporary artists including Peter Doig, Bruce Weber and Nan Bush, Ed Ruscha, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Alex Katz, Tony Scherman, Beatriz Milhazes, and most recently Gert & Uwe Tobias, the second exhibition in the Gallery’s curatorial partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery in London.

Windsor is a private residential community spanning 416 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Established in 1989 by Hilary and W. Galen Weston of Toronto, Canada, Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk following the New Urbanism principles of urban design, one that offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates this tropical and unspoiled setting. http://www.windsorflorida.com

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