AS IMMENSE AS THE SKY
As Immense as the Sky
March 6th – May 9th, 2020
Canada Gallery, Canada House
Trafalgar Square (Pall Mall Entrance), London, SW1Y5BJ
Free admission | Security screening in place
Opening hours 11 AM – 5:45 PM
Monday – Saturday
Canada House presents As Immense as the Sky a new curation of recent works by Canadian photographer Meryl McMaster. Following on from the first solo presentation in the United Kingdom of McMaster’s work at IKON Gallery, Birmingham (December 2019), the exhibition features a selection of works from McMaster’s latest series As Immense as the Sky (2019) and Edge of a Moment (2017).
McMaster is Nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) and a member of of the Siksika First Nation on her father’s side with Euro-Canadian (British and Dutch) ancestry on her Mother’s side, McMaster’s sculptural photography navigates her dual heritage to expand our understanding of self-hood. Incorporating props, constructed garments and performance, the artist adopts fluid guises to explore the intersections of her Indigenous and European heritage, revealing Canada’s conflicted histories. Her dream-like images encourage self-exploration, wonderment and hope, transporting the viewer to a space of contemplation and introspection. Curated by Oceana Masterman-Smith and Verity Seward, this is the first solo presentation of McMaster’s work in London.