The Gallery at Windsor
10680 Belvedere Square, Vero Beach, FL, 32963
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December 7 2008 – April 20 2009
The Gallery at Windsor will present Alex Katz: Seeing, Drawing, Making from December 7, 2008 – April 20, 2009 in Vero Beach, FL. Founded in 2002, The Gallery is an independent art space located in the heart of the Windsor community. It invites curators to respond to the space with exhibitions that reflect the Windsor environment. The first show in 2002 was called ‘The Beach’, a survey of 20th century photography on the subject of the beach. It was curated by Bettina von Hase, who also worked on the creative concept for the gallery. This year, The Gallery has chosen Alex Katz, a leading American artist who has defined possibilities in figurative art since the 1950s, exerting significant influence upon generations of younger artists.
Organized by Dr. David Moos, the Curator of The Art Gallery of Ontario, the show features a prominent selection of sixty figurative works and landscapes surveying how Katz conceives of an image, and subsequently elaborates it across diverse media. The exhibition encompasses a selection of prints and oil paintings mounted on both board and canvas in a variety of mediums. The wide-ranging collection is also accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
Alex Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927. He studied at The Cooper Union in New York from 1946 to 1947 and from 1949 to 1950 at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. His first one-person exhibition was in 1954 at the Roko Gallery in New York. In 1974 The Whitney Museum of American Art showed “Alex Katz Prints”, followed by a traveling retrospective exhibition “Alex Katz” in 1986. Katz’s works are included in museum and gallery collections throughout North America and Europe.