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Exhibition Opening of Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour

The Canadian artist discussed his Americas Society show, on view from May 12 through July 17, with curators Aimé Iglesias Lukin and Julieta González.

Speakers:

  • Terence Gower, Artist
  • Julieta González, Independent Curator
  • Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts, Americas Society
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

"It is always extremely important for me in all of my work to reference the context of the exhibition," said Terence Gower during the opening of his solo show Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour at Americas Society, on view from May 12 through July 17. In this case, the artist chose to recover his research on the 1970 exhibition David Alfaro Siqueiros: Paintings 1935-1967 at the Center for Inter-American Relations (now Americas Society).

As Julieta González explained during the event, Gower's work on Mexico, which is featured in the exhibition, navigates between Mexico's period of modernization, the architecture of that epoch, and Mexican muralism. "It was a way to ground the show in the institution itself, triangulating Mexico with my work and with the institution of the Americas Society," Gower explained.