Gander & White installs Michael Craig-Martin works in Florida

27 February 2019

Gander & White Palm Beach is delighted to have installed works of world-renowned Irish/British contemporary artist Michael Craig-Martin at The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida. Present Sense features 35 pieces by Craig-Martin – paintings, prints and sculptures – and marks his most comprehensive exhibition to date in the US. The show runs from 29 January – 25 April 2019 and is open to Windsor members and their guests.

Gilles de Greling, our Gander & White Palm Beach director says: ‘The Michael Craig-Martin Present Sense installation was absolutely brilliant. The team worked tirelessly not only to ensure that the paintings and prints were installed to perfection, but the colorful large-scale sculptures were also placed exactly to the artist’s requests in the beautiful grounds of Windsor.’

Jane Smalley, marketing director at Windsor, commended Gander and White for its ‘careful planning and experience.’ The gallery has worked with Gander & White for its past three shows and Present Sense marks Windsor’s first outdoor installation.

The exhibition features a range of familiar, everyday objects.  Indoor wall works include Untitled (Light Bulb Blue), a depiction of a light blue bulb on bright yellow background; Untitled (Wireless), blue and green headphones on a magenta background; and Untitled (Trainer Fragment), shoes with red laces on a lime green background. Craig-Martin has created these pieces in his signature style, with boldly outlined motifs and bright colors.

Outdoors, Craig-Martin’s see-through powder-coated steel sculptures are in dialogue with the landscape, becoming part of the grounds of The Windsor Club.

The large Gate (white) sculpture has been installed on a lawn facing the entrance vista to the Windsor Club, welcoming everyone who visits the club. Two oversized umbrellas – Umbrella (purple) and Umbrella (yellow) – have been installed on the club’s golf course as though flirting with passing showers.

The monumental Garden Fork (magenta) reminds viewers of what it takes to tend the well-manicured grounds.  Further along a huge Wheelbarrow (red) takes shape, with the stables and ponds visible through its interior.

High Heel (pink), a large shoe which alludes to the well-healed residents of the Windsor private community, is another particularly attractive piece.  It is placed in the communal gardens, in front of the elegant homes. From the front the piece reads like a picture instead of a sculpture.

We were proud to be involved with this wide-ranging installation, bringing Michael Craig-Martin’s fantastic works to a new audience.


Michael Craig-Martin, Present Sense at The Gallery at Windsor from Windsor Properties on Vimeo.

The video is Courtesy of Verola Media.

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