Panel Discussion: Denyse Thomasos

Denyse Thomasos. Untitled (Kingdom Come)

Denyse Thomasos. Untitled (Kingdom Come), 2011. Acrylic on paper, preparatory drawing for Kingdom Come, a site-specific installation at Oakville Galleries, 77.5 × 111.8 cm. Collection of Oakville Galleries, purchased with the support of the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program of the Gordon Foundation, administered by the Ontario Arts Foundation, and the Corporation of the Town of Oakville, 2022. © The Estate of Denyse Thomasos and Olga Korper Gallery, Photo: Craig Boyko.

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Panel Discussion: Denyse Thomasos

Saturday, January 21, 1 PM
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

One of the finest painters to emerge in the 1990s, the late Trinidadian-Canadian artist Denyse Thomasos (1964-2012) left an indelible, yet frequently overlooked, mark on contemporary painting. A career retrospective, Denyse Thomasos: just beyond, brings together more than 70 paintings and works on paper, many rarely seen, to show how she challenged the limits of abstraction, infusing personal and political content onto her canvases through the innovative use of formalist techniques. In conjunction with the exhibition, join Gaëtane Verna, Executive Director of the Wexner Centre for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, and Michelle Jacques, Head of Exhibitions and Collections / Chief Curator, Remai Modern for a discussion on experiences working with Thomasos, and their unique insights into her practice. This conversation will be moderated by exhibition co-curator Sally Frater. 

Denyse Thomasos: just beyond is co-curated by Renée van der Avoird, Assistant Curator, Canadian Art, AGO; Sally Frater, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Guelph; and Michelle Jacques, Head of Exhibitions and Collections / Chief Curator, Remai Modern. This exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Remai Modern, Saskatoon.


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