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Curator Talk: Denyse Thomasos: just beyond

Denyse Thomasos, Maiden Flight

Denyse Thomasos, Maiden Flight, 2010. Acrylic on canvas, overall: 152.4 x 182.9 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of Gabrielle Israelievitch in memory of her beloved husband Jacques, 2018. © The Estate of Denyse Thomasos and Olga Korper Gallery. 2018/5.

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Curator Talk: Denyse Thomasos: just beyond

Friday, October 28, 6 PM
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Join exhibition co-curator, and curator of contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Guelph, Sally Frater for a conversation about Denyse Thomasos: just beyond, a career retrospective which brings together more than 70 paintings, many rarely seen, to show how Denyse Thomasos (1964-2012) challenged the limits of abstraction, infusing personal and political content onto her canvases through the innovative use of formalist techniques.

Presented as part of Denyse Thomasos: just beyond.

Sally Frater is a curator and arts administrator. In her practice she is interested in decolonization, space and place, Black and Caribbean diasporas, photography, art of the everyday, and issues of equity and representation in museological spaces. She has curated solo and group exhibitions for institutions such as the Art Gallery of Guelph, the Ulrich Museum of Art, the McColl Center for Art and Innovation, Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto, Project Row Houses, and Centre[3] for Artistic and Social Practice. A former resident in the Core Critical Studies fellowship at the Glassell School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, she has also completed fellowships and residencies at the UT Dallas Centraltrak, Southern Methodist University, Project Row Houses and Art21. 

The recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Frater is a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators and is an alumna of Independent Curators International. She is currently the curator of contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Guelph and is the co-director of Artistic Programs at Emerging Curators Institute.

 

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