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Meryl McMaster: Confluence
January 18 – March 15, 2018
Main Gallery, Level 6, Centre for the Arts
Artist: Meryl McMaster
Curator: Heather Anderson
Produced by Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
Meryl McMaster has been garnering praise across Canada for her explorations of identity, representation, storytelling, and the environment through photographic self-portraiture. This touring exhibition features McMaster’s newest body of work and selections from earlier series.
Her potent, mysterious photographs explore the fluid domain of identity, and the possibilities for examining and revisioning the self and its representation. Placing her body centrally in front of the camera, McMaster transforms her appearance, whether by layering photographic images onto her body or through elaborate costumes and props she creates and inhabits as alter egos, solitary in the landscape.