Fergus McCaffrey Tokyo
Founded in 2006, Fergus McCaffrey represents an increasingly global group of Postwar and contemporary artists from the United States, Europe, and Japan. For over a decade, the gallery has developed a multifaceted program, representing over 24 artists and estates worldwide. Internationally recognized for its promotion of Postwar Japanese and seminal Western artists, Fergus McCaffrey has locations in New York, Tokyo, and St. Barth. The gallery opened its Tokyo outpost in March 2018 with an exhibition of paintings by Robert Ryman, and its 2019–2020 program featured exhibitions by Ari Marcopoulos, Jasper Johns, Richard Serra, Kazuo Shiraga, Min Tanaka, Carolee Schneemann, and Matthew Barney, among others.
Fergus McCaffrey Tokyo
3-5-9 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Exhibition Information
Jasper Johns: Eyes in the Persistence of Form
September 11 – December 18
“My work is largely concerned with relations between seeing and knowing, seeing and saying, seeing and believing.” —Jasper Johns, 1965
Concurrent with Jasper Johns’ dual retrospective "Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror" at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York and the Philadelphia Museum Art (September 29, 2021 – February 13, 2022), this exhibition focuses on the semiotic storm of ocular freedom pervading the artist’s prints, spanning the late 1980s to the early 2000s. Conceived between the East coast and the hurricane-prone island of St. Martin, these works evoke seeing and seasonality, deploying the corporeal and metaphorical figure of the eye, both human and of the storm.
Installation view of Jasper Johns's exhibition "Eyes in the Persistence of Form," Fergus McCaffrey Tokyo, September 2021
© Jasper Johns and ULAE, licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, published by ULAE, courtesy of Fergus McCaffrey Gallery, photo by Ryuichi Maruo