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geetha thurairajah: to shape a sword

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geetha thurairajah. To Shape a Sword. Toronto: Colour Code Printing, 2017. 4-colour 'CMYK' Risograph.

Edition of 250

16 pages

15.24 x 22.86 cm

geetha is a visual artist whose paintings vacillate between the digital and physical. This book collects images created between 2016-2017 as preliminary drawings for the artist's IRL paintings.


geetha thurairajah (b. 1986) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice relies on allegory gleaned from art history, personal narrative and observations of modern life to recreate spaces that defy hierarchies of genre. thurairajah studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design and Wilfrid Laurier University. Recent exhibitions include Soothsay, Unit 17, Vancouver (2020); Migration is more momentous than ancient invasions, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; No body to talk to, Invisible Exports, New York; Downward Flower, Fourteen30, Portland (all 2019); An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries (2018); Mingling with flowers panthers’ eyes, The New Gallery, Calgary; Here’s Looking at You, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm (both 2017) and Goodbye here no matter where, 8eleven, Toronto (2016).

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