MCPAG presents Jesse Thomas – The Order of Things
April 3rd – May 29th 2017.
Opening Reception: April 6th 2017 from 6pm to 8pm.
This spring the Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery will be presenting “The Order of Things” an exhibition of recent paintings from artist Jesse Thomas.
The origins of “the monochrome” in modernist painting are to be found in the sublime landscape- clear blue skies, deserts of evacuated form. This painter is surrounded by the world in its infinite variety. He’s searching for origin and essence, while all around him scientific taxonomies and magical similitudes arrange the things of the world, establishing an order based on language’s epistemological primacy.
About the Artist
Jesse Thomas is Assistant Professor in Painting at the University of Alberta. Paintings from his most recent series, The Cerulean Brigade, were the subject of solo exhibitions at Robert Bills Contemporary in Chicago and the Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco. In 2011 and 2012, his paintings were featured at NEXT in Chicago and AQUA in Miami, and work from this series was also selected to appear in New American Paintings in 2010 and 2011. Jesse has taught Painting, Drawing, and 2D Design at Washington University in St Louis since 2003. In the fall semester of 2007 he taught painting and drawing in Cortona, Italy for the University of Georgia. He also taught painting classes in Florence, Italy for WUSTL in the summer sessions of 2005 and 2007.
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