Gwenn Thomas, ‘Doorway (Alcântara)’, 2014, Watermill Center Summer Benefit Auction 2016

In her artistic practice, Gwenn Thomas questions illusion and our experience of lived space. By photographing the clean lines of architecture, she explores the dichotomy of interior vs. exterior space and her fascination with the aesthetics of repetition. Doorway (Alcântara) echoes the metaphorical view found in Dadaism, in specific a 1920s window piece by Marcel Duchamp. Thomas is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.