Witness 40 years of artistry from a Brisbane-raised talent.
She grew up in Brisbane, studied in Paris, lives in New York, and has exhibited everywhere from the Guggenheim Museum to Vienna's Albertina Museum — and now, her work is coming home. After receiving a major gift of her pieces back in 2013, the UQ Art Museum has put together Denise Green: Beyond and Between – A Painter's Journey to showcase the talent of this great Australian-born artist.
As the title suggests, expect to feast your eyes on plenty of canvases; however expect to see old efforts as well as recent photo collages too. The collection offers existing fans the chance to reappraise Green's work, while also giving a new generation of Brisbanites the opportunity to discover a local talent.
In total, mroe than 100 paintings, drawings and collages produced by the artist will grace the UQ Art Museum's walls, spanning artwork produced between 1972 and 2015. If that sounds impressive, that's because it should — in fact, it's the most comprehensive overview of Green's work ever undertaken in Australia.
Image: Denise Green, Woman-Hood, 1977, oil and wax on canvas, 150.5 x 151.0 cm. The Denise Green / Francis X. Claps Collection gifted through The University of Queensland in America, Inc. Foundation. The University of Queensland, 2013. Photo: Carl Warner
Published on December 20, 2016 by Sarah Ward