Jen Mann "Q & A" Opening reception.
Who am I? Who are you? What does my life mean? Why am I alive? - these complex questions are explored in Jen Manns new series of works entitled Q&A; a collection of visual metaphors exploring identity, existence, relationships, life and death.
Each image is an exploration into existence, often expressed through a pun or play on words, in a visual narrative, that draws on popular culture as a from of communicating complex thoughts in an informal way. Mann looks deeply at identity and relationships, and how we understand others through understanding ourselves.
About the Artist
Jen Mann is a Toronto based figurative painter, who received a B.F.A from Ontario College of Art and Design. Manns paintings deal mainly with themes of Identity and Relationships. Mann has exhibited in numerous shows across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Mann is a recent recipient of the Emerging Artist Grant for the Ontario Arts Council.