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Meryl McMaster, Confluence

Meryl McMaster, Confluence

Date:Saturday, Jan 14, 2017
Time:Artist Talk at 2:00 p.m. and Opening Reception from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Place:Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Price:This Event is FREE

The Richmond Art Gallery is pleased to present Confluence, a touring exhibition produced by the Carleton University Art Gallery in Ottawa and curated by Heather Anderson. Meryl McMaster’s potent, alluring photographs explore the fluid domain of identity, and the possibilities of examining and revisioning the self and its representation. Placing her body centrally in front of the camera, she transforms her appearance, whether by layering photographic images onto her body or through elaborate costumes and props she creates and inhabits as alter egos. An artist of Plains Cree and Euro-Canadian heritage, McMaster explores the dimensions of her own sense of identity, and the complex history of the photographic representation of Indigenous peoples. The three bodies of work in Confluence collectively trace the evolution of McMaster’s practice, with its recurrent thematic threads. The exhibition runs until March 19.

Image: Meryl McMaster, Dream Catcher (2015), Ink jet print, edition 2 of 2 AP, Courtesy of the artist and Katzman Contemporary.

This event is for All Ages.

Disability access is available.

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