25 November 2016 – 2 April 2017
The work of Denise Green AM came to prominence in 1978, when her paintings in the exhibition New image painting at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, were recognised for their spare yet resonant visual language. Born in Melbourne, Green grew up in Brisbane and studied in Paris and New York. She settled in New York City in 1969, where she continues to live and work.
Green exhibits regularly in the USA, Europe and Australia, and in recent decades retrospectives of her work have been presented at P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art/MoMA, New York; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve. She is the author of Metonymy in Contemporary Art (2006) and Denise Green: An artist’s odyssey (2012). This exhibition offers an opportunity to reappraise her work, including her recent photo collages.
Denise Green celebrates the major gift of works that the artist’s husband Dr Francis X. Claps MD made to UQ in 2013. More
Curator: Michele Helmrich
Purchase the printed exhibition catalogue here
Panel Discussion: Emotional geography, memory and the personal
Wednesday 15 March 6.00 pm
Join us for a panel discussion between artists and academics Marian Drew, Ross Gibson and Dolly MacKinnon, chaired by curator Michele Helmrich. Speakers will explore emotional geography, memory and the personal in contemporary art and in Denise Green’s work currently on display. More
Thursday 30 March
Metonymy & Painting 2.00 pm
Conversation between Kari Sullivan, Holly Arden, and Michele Helmrich that explores concepts of metonymy in Denise's works and poses the question can we read paintings?
In-Conversation: Denise Green & Ingrid Periz 6.00 pm
To mark the closing of the exhibition, please join the artist and US-based author and curator Ingrid Periz in a conversation moderated by exhibition curator Michele Helmrich. Topics will include Green’s most recent artworks, the ongoing allure of Australia and the influence of Australian Indigenous art on her practice.
Thursday 24 November 6.15 for 6.30 pm
Anthony Bond OAM
Formerly Director Curatorial, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Music by Trichotomy – Sean Foran, John Parker and Sam Vincent
- Listen to artist Denise Green and curator Michele Helmrich discuss the exhibition here