International Art World Comes Together for Opening of Exhibition by Leading Sculptor Tony Cragg at Windsor, Florida
On Saturday 25 February, 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 Tony Cragg: Sculptures and Works on Paper, an exhibition by the leading contemporary sculptor Sir Tony Cragg at The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida. The exhibition, which runs until 19 May, is curated by art historian Dr Jon Wood and includes bronze, steel and glass sculptures, and works on paper in the gallery as well as a large-scale fiberglass sculpture sited in the community’s gardens – on 472 acres of a lush barrier island located between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean.
The weekend’s guest list included Windsor members and leading figures from the international art world, including Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, Dr Arne Ehmann, Matthew Teitelbaum, Christine and Andrew Hall, Brady Roberts, and Brett Sherlock, among others.
For his first visit to Vero Beach Florida, Tony Cragg took part in an hour-long ‘Artist in Conversation’ event with the curator Jon Wood. The conversation was followed by a celebratory dinner hosted by Mrs. Weston on Windsor’s Beach Club veranda.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue including a foreword by The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, an essay by Jon Wood and an interview with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Hilary M. Weston said: ‘The community at Windsor has wholeheartedly embraced Tony Cragg’s exhibition at The Gallery at Windsor. We were so delighted that Tony was able to travel to Vero Beach for the opening of this exciting exhibition that displays a wide range of works, showcasing his extraordinary mastery over a diverse range of materials.’
Tony Cragg represented Britain at the 43rd Venice Biennale in 1988, and the same year was awarded the Turner Prize at Tate in London. He won the prestigious Praemium Imperiale Award, Tokyo in 2007 and the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2017.
He has exhibited extensively in museums worldwide: Tate Gallery, London (1988), Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (1989), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and Musée du Louvre, Paris (2011), Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2013), Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal and Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2016) and Boboli Gardens, Florence (2019), and Houghton Hall, Norfolk (2021). He held professorships in the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he was director from 2009 to 2013.
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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 realized 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, this was followed by an exhibition by Sir Michael Craig-Martin. The final exhibition in the series featured Rose Wylie. windsorflorida.com/the-gallery
Windsor is a private residential sporting club community spanning 472 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 civic 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. Windsor is embarking on its final development phase with the launch of The North Village, a 47-acre neighborhood featuring 40 residences, new and enhanced amenities and a heightened commitment to sustainability. windsorflorida.com
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