I simply obtained a press launch that the Montclair Artwork Museum’s latest images exhibition is formally open to the general public: “Meryl McMaster: Chronologies” can be on view via September 17, 2023. As described by MAM, “Meryl McMaster crosses timescales along with her dreamlike photographic self-portraiture. Working in Quebec and drawing from her nehiyaw (Plains Cree), British, and Dutch ancestry, she constructs ingenious sculptural clothes and props to make use of in her large-format photos. She then travels to site-specific landscapes necessary to household and cross-cultural historical past, sporting her ensembles for cinematic scenes grounded in place, lineage, and the pure world.”
That includes eleven prior and new photographic works in addition to poetry and video, this exhibition explores the artist’s disruption of time. The brand new works are from her 2022 sequence “Tales of my Grandmothers | nōhkominak ācimowina”– and is their first exhibiting in the US. On this sequence, McMaster reassembles household tales from photos, objects, and written and oral accounts of her Métis and Plains Cree grandmothers, recognizing the resilience of those girls amid colonial duress.
Click here to plan a visit to the Montclair Art Museum; see further set up pictures and learn more about this exhibition here.