35.43 x 24 inch inkjet print on Moab Photorag 300mg
Edition of 5 (1 framed, 2 unframed available)
$1,800 framed, $1,200 unframed
Katherine’s practice is interested in process, non-traditional tools and materials, and the relationship between the natural and the technological. In a constant loop between experimentation and results, she questions materials and explores their path through multiple cycles of transformation between the virtual and the physical. The artwork Nature morte - Champ des possibles, uses scanography to capture and document through its natural specimens a specific site: a wasteland located in a newly gentrified area in Montreal. How long will these wild specimens thrive before the land is bought and built on? Thanks to a personal technique developed over the years, every aspect of the photographic language is explored through scanography at the “performative” stage; the work is made essentially with this cameraless technique and not through graphic work and image manipulation (no filters or effects used). Lately, her work has been focusing on making nature control what humans create.
Katherine Melançon holds a Masters in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins University of the Arts (UK) and a BA in Communications studies/Interactive Medias from UQAM (CA). Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the US, and various countries in Europe, including in France at Galerie Charlot, in the UK at gallery Arcadia Missa and in Switzerland taking part in Plat(t)form at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur. Her works are part of private and public collections in Europe and North America such as the City of Montreal contemporary art collection (PADORAC) and the Central Saint Martins Museum Collection. Katherine works and lives in Montreal.