Renée Munn | Convergence
Thursday May 1st 2014 to Friday June 13th 2014
May 1st – June 13th, 2014
Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Reception: May 3rd 6-9pm
Artist Talk & Tea: Saturday May 31st, 4pm
Convergence examines the act of remembering and the impermanence of memories. Using traditional darkroom techniques, Munn combines negatives and photograms to create an abstract series of fragmented female portraits, both real and imagined. Awaiting interpretation, these fragments, which both aesthetic and conceptual, convey the metamorphosis of our memories overtime and their refraction on the narrative self.
About The Artist
Australian-born, Toronto-based photographer Renée Munn is best known for her large-scale fragmented female portraits. Composed from multiple negatives Munn’s artistic play on reality manipulates time and space, allowing the viewer to transcend the frame and undergo the multiple dimensions of appearance and experience of oneself.
As a photographer Munn is interested in the expressive possibilities of the medium. In her work she explores numerous analogue and darkroom techniques such as double and triple exposure, photogram’s, combination printing and cliché verre to alter her figures and create a single image which is both real and imagined. Munn’s collages are finished with beeswax and resins and are exhibited unframed and tangible.
Munn has a BFA from Ryerson University School of Image-Arts in photography. Her artwork has been acquisitioned by Ryerson and accepted into the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. She was awarded 1st place in the 2013 San Francisco International Photography Exhibition and 3rd place at Grand Prix de la Decouverte in Paris. In 2013, Munn debut her first solo show titled The Looking-glass Self at the CONTACT Festival in Toronto