Winnipeg Arts Council

Benjamin Perron: What If the Sun Didn’t Rise

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MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 17 to June 21, 2024

School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba

My artistic practice questions the photographic medium by employing alternative and experimental processes, generally slow and unique-print, in opposition to society's acceleration and the multiplication of digital images. I salvage found or donated materials to produce works from elements that have lost their initial value, such as expired photographic paper or weeds. I favour long exposures that aim to slow down the lived experience by re-engaging the body – mine and the viewer’s – in space and time, proposing a reembodied relationship with the world that has a resonant potential.

Benjamin Perron is a Québec francophone visual artist who works primarily with lensless and camera-less photographic processes. His work has been exhibited in Montréal and Winnipeg, where he has been spending his time for the past 2 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Gabor Szilasi Prize in Studio Arts and the Alfred Pinsky Medal from Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts. He holds a BA and MA in Sociology (Université Laval) and a BFA (Concordia University). He is currently completing an MFA at the University of Manitoba's School of Art.

Visit the School of Art Gallery:

255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road, University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Attend Perron's Thesis Defence:

Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 am CST

Attend in-person or virtually (On Zoom)