Terence Gower’s Ciudad Moderna (2004) explores the city as a built environment by using clips from the source film Despedida de Casada (Dir. Juan de Orduna): through a process of re-editing, Gower isolates the architecture by transforming scenes into perspective renderings that highlight the modernist architecture of Mexico, such as the Museum of Anthropology and the Hotel Presidente in Acapulco.
Ciudad Moderna is part of the exhibition The Long Take: Videos on Architecture and Social Space at the Audain Gallery. The group exhibition gathers national and international artists whose work seek to represent the scales, angles and details of architecture and the urban territory as well as the more hidden relations of the city, such as gender and space and the effects of socio economic processes. The large-scale projections of these works will transform the space of the Audain Gallery and the show opens up a discussion of urban imagibility and artistic strategies of representation.
Terence Gower is a Canadian artist based in New York City. He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums in the US (Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; ICA, Boston; UCLA Hammer Museum, LA; Queens Museum, New York ), Mexico City (La Colección Jumex; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil; Museo del Chopo; Galería Arte Mexicano; Laboratorio Arte Alameda), Canada (The Power Plant, Toronto; Gallery 101, Ottawa; Artspeak, Vancouver), Germany (Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin; Kunsthistorisches Institut, Bonn, Kunstverein, Göttingen), France (Galerie Yvon Lambert, and Centre Culturel du Mexique, Paris), and Latin America (XIII Bienal de la Habana, Cuba; XI Mostra da Gravura, Curitiba, Brazil; and Centro Recoleta, Buenos Aires). His videos have been screened at Yvon Lambert, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; iMage Architecture and Media Festival, Florence, Italy; Instituto Cervantes, New York; Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain, and LOOP Video Fair, Barcelona.
Gower has curated exhibitions for several museums and art centres such as Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Prácticas públicas/Vidas privadas), El Museo del Barrio, New York (The Conceptual Trend), Museo de la Ciudad de México (Pasaje Iturbide), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (The Counterfeit Subject), and the San Francisco Art Institute (Tendencies). He has published seven editions and multiples (most recently, Kitchen I&II) and has created public projects for Cologne, Germany, Mexico City, and New York City.
Terence Gower is represented by Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin and Düsseldorf.