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Gower takes a conceptual approach to the study of the socioeconomics of cold war architecture and urbanism, employing a prodigious sculptural aesthetic. Gower’s research program is driven by a search for progressive models within postwar modernism, and results in works that often repurpose 20th century art history, including its forms and its failures. With a sophisticated engagement with minimalism, language-based practices, and appropriation, the artist produces sensual objects that speak of our shared political past. Gower’s residency features a new project about architect and urbanist Victor Gruen’s masterplan for Tehran. The project includes 12 prints using a combination of letterpress, woodcut, intaglio, pigment, and screen print techniques. It is produced in collaboration with Ben Duncan of Malaspina Printmakers, Peter Braune of New Leaf Editions, David Clifford of Black Stone Press, Jessica Schauteet of Kroma Acrylics, and Lee Plested of Griffin Art Projects. The project is presented by Monte Clark Gallery.
Terence Gower is based in New York City and Burgundy, France. His most recent commissions are the monumental concrete sculpture group Six Formesfor Region Rhône-Alpes, France, and SuperPuesto for the Bronx Museum, a temporary outdoor pavilion used for museum and community events. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at Simon Preston, New York; Labor and El Eco, Mexico City; and Neubauer Collegium, Chicago. Terence’s work has also recently been included in group exhibitions including the 12th Gwangju Biennale, Korea; Pacific Standard Time, LA; as well as shows at the National Gallery of Canada; Witte de With, Rotterdam; MACBA, Barcelona; Tensta Konsthal, Stockholm; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; CAPC, Bordeaux; Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, Lyon; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester; and the Cranbrook Museum, outside Detroit. He is represented by Galería LABOR in Mexico City.
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