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International Art World Comes Together for Opening of Exhibition by Leading British Artist Rose Wylie at Windsor, Florida

January 29, 2020 | Windsor Florida |

This past weekend, Windsor co-founder and Creative Director for The Gallery at Windsor, the Hon. Hilary M. Weston hosted an exclusive weekend to celebrate the opening of Let it Settle, an exhibition by the leading British artist Rose Wylie RA at The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida. The exhibition, which runs until 30 April 2020, is the third annual exhibition at Windsor presented in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts in London as part of a three-year curatorial partnership launched in 2018 and the first exhibition in the programme by a female artist. Drawn from today’s pop culture, Wylie’s exuberant compositions now have a special and celebrated place at The Gallery at Windsor.

The weekend’s guest list featured leading members of the international art world, including Mr. Tim Marlow, former Artistic Director of the Royal Academy and the newly appointed Chief Executive and Director of London’s Design Museum; Mr. Christopher Le Brun, celebrated British artist and President of the Royal Academy of Arts from 2011 to December 2019; Jari-Juhani Lager, Owner-Director of the Union and Choi-Lager galleries, co-curator and agent of Rose Wylie; and Ms. Melissa Blanchflower, Curator of Exhibitions and Public Art at Serpentine Galleries in London.  Also in attendance was Windsor President Mrs. Betsy Hanley; Mr. Brett Sherlock, International Consultant at Christie’s and Board Member of Gardiner Museum; Mr. Brady Roberts, Executive Director and CEO of the Vero Beach Museum of Art; and Mrs. Stephanie Ingrassia, Windsor Member and Vice-Chairwoman of the Board at the Brooklyn Museum.

The artist was unable to attend the special evening, but was represented by her two children, Luke and Henrietta Oxlade.  A short, colourful video of Tim Marlow in conversation with the artist was played at the opening of a panel discussion led by Tim Marlow, with expert commentary by Jari-Juhani Lager and Melissa Blanchflower. The conversation was followed by a celebratory dinner hosted by Mrs. Weston at the Weston Guest House.

The exhibition at Windsor presents a group of paintings and drawings that reflect the artist’s interest in popular culture, deftly merging political, social, and autobiographical elements. It includes subjects as diverse as the historic British monarchy and the imaginary character Snow White, memorial crests and castles. This show provides an important opportunity to showcase the artist’s work in the United States, introducing her unique style to a wide audience.

The exhibition was curated by the artist’s long-time collaborator Jari-Juhani Lager and Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal, Senior Director at David Zwirner. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Windsor Press and Royal Academy Enterprises, including an interview with Tim Marlow, a foreword by The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, a letter by Christopher Le Brun and an essay by actor and contemporary art collector Russell Tovey.

The Royal Academy of Arts is an independent institution led by eminent artists and architects; its purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. The three-year curatorial collaboration with The Gallery at Windsor has included exhibitions by the celebrated Royal Academicians, Grayson Perry in 2018 and Sir Michael Craig-Martin in 2019.

Dates and Opening Hours
Open to public: 28 January – 30 April 2020
The Gallery at Windsor is open to the public by appointment Tuesday through Thursday between 10am and 4pm.

To schedule an appointment, contact The Gallery at 772 388 4071 or via email to gallery@windsorflorida.com.
 
Free Admission
There is no admission fee to visit The Gallery.  Exhibition visitors may choose to support The Windsor Charitable Foundation with a suggested donation of $10.  This gift is tax-deductible and is designated to support arts education.
 
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About the Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts was founded by a group of artists and architects, under the patronage of King George III, in 1768. It has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded charity led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.

The Royal Academy has launched a new campus as part of the celebrations of its 250th anniversary year. Following a transformative redevelopment, designed by the internationally-acclaimed architect Sir David Chipperfield RA and supported by the National Lottery, the new Royal Academy of Arts reveals more of the elements that make the RA unique – sharing with the public historic treasures from its Collection, the work of its Royal Academicians and the Royal Academy Schools, and its role as a centre for learning and debate about art and architecture – alongside its world-class exhibitions programme. royalacademy.org.uk

About The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida
Founded in 2002, The Gallery at Windsor is an independent art space at the heart of the Windsor community. The Gallery annually invites curators to respond to the space with museum-quality shows of contemporary art. The Hon. Hilary M. Weston serves as Creative Director for The Gallery.

The Gallery has exhibited works by leading contemporary artists including Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Ed Ruscha, Bruce Weber, Peter Doig, Alex Katz, Per Kirkeby Hon RA and Christopher Le Brun PRA. In April 2011, a three-year collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London realised exhibitions by Beatriz Milhazes, Gert & Uwe Tobias, and American Icon Jasper Johns Hon RA. In 2018 The Gallery’s first presentation in a three-year collaboration with the Royal Academy featured the provocative Grayson Perry, and most recently presented celebrated British artist Sir Michael Craig-Martin. The exhibition titled Present Sense opened in January 2019 and marked the Gallery’s first exhibition to include outdoor sculpture.  windsorflorida.com/gallery

About Windsor
Windsor is a private residential sporting club community spanning 425 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 in the New Urbanism style of residential living, one that offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its tropical and unspoiled setting. Windsor is comprised of 350 homesites in various styles including village homes, cottages and country estates, all remarkable for their signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture and gracious living.  Residents enjoy privacy and seclusion combined with the finest amenities, exemplary services and sporting activities.  windsorflorida.com

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