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

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Exhibition catalogue

 

 

  • Purchase the printed exhibition catalogue here
     

Public Program

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.

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Opening

Thursday 24 November 6.15 for 6.30 pm
opened by
Anthony Bond OAM
Formerly Director Curatorial, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Music by Trichotomy – Sean Foran, John Parker and Sam Vincent 


Podcast

  • Listen to artist Denise Green and curator Michele Helmrich discuss the exhibition here


Media

  • View the media release here
  • Download images for news and review here

Denise Green​
Poetry 1972
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
91.4 x 122.0 cm
The Denise Green / Francis X. Claps Collection gifted through The University of Queensland in America, Inc. Foundation. The University of Queensland, 2013. Reproduced courtesy of the artist.
Photo: Carl Warner