The Gallery at Windsor and The Royal Academy of Arts Introduced Michael Craig-Martin, Present Sense at a Private Luncheon in New York City
On Thursday, October 25, 2018, Windsor hosted a private luncheon at the beautiful Whitby Hotel in New York City to introduce its second annual exhibition in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, as part of a three-year curatorial partnership. Acclaimed British artist, Sir Michael Craig-Martin, is set to present an exhibition of painting, sculpture and prints at The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida, opening January 29, 2019.
The guest list for the luncheon included high society and art world elite including Royal Academy President Christopher Le Brun, Royal Academy Artistic Director Tim Marlow, Gagosian New York Director Ealan Wingate, Gagosian Director of Communications Virginia Coleman, Alan Cristea Gallery Associate Director of PR and Communications Gemma Colgan, along with VIP media and key members of the Windsor community.
Titled Present Sense, the exhibition at Windsor will be Michael Craig-Martin’s most comprehensive in the United States to date, including recent paintings, sculptures, and prints. Comprising over 35 works and extending beyond the walls of The Gallery into the grounds of Windsor, the exhibition will also include three new paintings completed in 2018; Untitled (stiletto), Untitled (split-level) and Untitled (wireless). This collaboration marks the first exhibition of outdoor sculpture to be presented at The Gallery at Windsor.
Present Sense will be curated by Hannah Freedberg, Director at Gagosian London. There will be a fully illustrated catalogue published by Windsor Press and Royal Academy Enterprises, with an essay by contemporary art critic, editor and writer Ben Luke and an interview with Michael Craig-Martin and Tim Marlow, Artistic Director, Royal Academy.
The program for the three-year curatorial partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and The Gallery at Windsor, which began with Grayson Perry RA, has been selected by The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, Windsor co-founder and Creative Director for The Gallery at Windsor, Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy, and Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy. An exhibition by a third Royal Academician will take place in 2020.
Dates and Opening Hours
Open to public: 29 January – 25 April 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. Most recently, The Gallery presented the first exhibition in a three-year collaboration with the Royal Academy. Featuring celebrated British artist and Turner Prize winner, Grayson Perry CBE RA, the multi-media exhibition titled Making Meaning opened in January 2018. windsorflorida.com/gallery
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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