THE CONTINUUM TALKS: Meryl McMaster & Ruth Steinberg
Thursday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Presented in English. All welcome. Free admission.
Location: Karsh-Masson Gallery, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Held in conjunction with the exhibition Continuum: Karsh Award artists welcome a new generation, which continues until October 22 at Karsh-Masson Gallery.
Continuum: Karsh Award artists welcome a new generation is curated by Melissa Rombout and features the work of Joi T. Arcand, AM Dumouchel, Leslie Hossack, Olivia Johnston, Julia Martin, Meryl McMaster and Ruth Steinberg. This special exhibition honours the artistic legacy of Yousuf and Malak Karsh while continuing an intergenerational chain of mentorship that fosters camera-based innovation. It was conceived as a way to celebrate a new wave of emerging Ottawa artists during Canada’s sesquicentennial year. Recipients of the City of Ottawa’s prestigious Karsh Award were invited to choose a local Ottawa artist working with photography as a medium, a relative newcomer to stand in the spotlight.
MERYL MCMASTER extends her practice beyond straight photography by incorporating the manual production of props or sculptural garments, performance and self-reflection. Her work explores questions of how we construct our sense of self through lineage, history and culture. A graduate in photography from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, McMaster was long listed for the 2016 Sobey Art Award. http://merylmcmaster.com/
RUTH STEINBERG holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and is a graduate of the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. She created the series What the Body Remembers during her residency at Enriched Bread Artists in the autumn of 2014. Steinberg takes her inspiration from photographers working in a strong storytelling tradition, including Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, and Sally Mann. http://www.ruthsteinbergphotographs.com/
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