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January 21, 2014

Jasper Johns: The Body and Lithography

By Sasha Levine | Art

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Jasper Johns

Through April 30, The Gallery at Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida, offers the opportunity to explore an artist’s use of the body in a special exhibition of work. “Jasper Johns: Shadow and Substance,” the gallery’s third and final collaboration with London’s Whitechapel Gallery (77–82 Whitechapel High St.; whitechapelgallery.org), presents a collection of 30 works on paper that, from the 1980s to the present, the artist created with the print studio Universal Limited Art Editions. The exhibit is divided into three parts: The Seasons, Shrinkydinks and Family Album.

“The body has played a large role in Jasper Johns’s work, as a form of sign language and a means of communication,” explains Whitechapel curator Iwona Blazwick. “The silhouettes and figures in his lithographs, etchings and aquatints evoke performance, process, narrative and memory.”

Established in 1989, Windsor is a 416-acre oceanfront residential community founded by W. Galen Weston and his wife, the Honourable Hilary M. Weston. “I have immensely enjoyed our collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery,” says Hilary. “Now that the curatorial partnership is almost at an end, we are looking at a number of new ideas.”

Those new ideas are sure to be worth seeing. An independent art space within the property, The Gallery has been exhibiting works by top contemporary artists—including Peter Doig, Ed Ruscha, Alex Katz and Bruce Weber and Nan Bush—since it debuted in 2002. 10680 Belvedere Sq.; 800-233-7656; windsorflorida.com.