Jasper Johns: Usuyuki

  • Tokyo
  • November 1 - December 21, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 6-8PM

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  • Photograph 1 from Jasper Johns: Usuyuki exhibition.
  • Photograph 2 from Jasper Johns: Usuyuki exhibition.
  • Photograph 3 from Jasper Johns: Usuyuki exhibition.
  • Photograph 4 from Jasper Johns: Usuyuki exhibition.
  • Photograph 5 from Jasper Johns: Usuyuki exhibition.

Fergus McCaffrey is pleased to present Jasper Johns: Usuyuki, an exhibit of ten prints and drawings by the celebrated American artist, opening at the gallery’s Tokyo location on November 1, 2019. 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.

Selected Works

  • Usuyuki - 1981 - Jasper Johns
    Usuyuki - 1979-80 - Jasper Johns
    Usuyuki - 1982 - Jasper Johns