Installation of Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour at Americas Society. (Image: Alexander Perrelli)

Installation of Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour at Americas Society. (Image: Alexander Perrelli)

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Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour at Americas Society, May 12 – July 17, 2021

Arts Summary highlights the exhibition focused on the Canadian artist's relationship with Mexico since the early 1990s.

“Americas Society presents Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour, a solo exhibition focused on the Canadian artist’s relationship with Mexico since the early 1990s. The exhibition offers an overview of his work from his arrival in Mexico City in 1993 to his involvement with the city’s bustling international art scene, dubbed the ‘multinational Mexican underground’ by Olivier Debroise.

Following his formation in the photo conceptual scene in Vancouver, Gower arrived in Mexico and began researching Mexican modernism. He focused particularly on architecture to deconstruct traditional dichotomies of design and craft, of high and low culture, and the role of social class in the development of the distinct modernisms of Mexico.

The title of the exhibition–the Canadian spelling is intentional–refers to the economic policy established by Franklin D. Roosevelt to reshape the relationship between the United States and Latin America…

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Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour

This solo exhibition, which closed July 17, focused on the Canadian artist’s relationship with Mexico beginning in the 1990s and in the context of increasing globalization following the NAFTA agreement.