Jasper Johns “Usuyuki”

Fergus McCaffrey, Tokyo

poster for Jasper Johns “Usuyuki”
[Image: Jasper Johns, Usuyuki, 1981. Screenprint, 54 1/2 x 37 inches (138.4 x 94 cm), Edition of 85 © Jasper Johns ]

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Produced between 1979 and 2004, the eponymous Usuyuki series is composed of four paintings, fifteen drawings, and five prints. The Japanese word usuyuki, which translates to “thin or light snow,” refers to the transience of weather—metaphorically, the term implies a sudden arrival and, subsequently, unexpected departure. This presentation points to Johns’s progression through themes of impermanence and renewal inherent to the term.

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from November 01, 2019 to December 21, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-11-01 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Jasper Johns

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