Imposition of Order: Jeff Thomas


  • St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts 27 Front Street East Toronto, ON, M5E Canada

Jeff Thomas’s composite photo work Imposition of Order was commissioned for the Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood (curated by Andrew Hunter, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, AGO, June 2017 – February, 2018). The work combines four significant images: Samuel de Champlain’s map of New France (1612), The Champlain monument in Ottawa, William Berczy’s Portrait of Thayendanegea or Joseph Brant (the Mohawk war chief who led the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to fight with the British during the American Revolution); The Haldimand Tract map defining the territory along the Grand River granted to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in recognition of their service.

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