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'Fantastical and comfortably absurd': Art show by Vancouver photographer comes to Burnaby gallery

Discover the art of Kriss Munsya as he explores memory, cultural identity, colonization and the self.
An exhibition by Kriss Munsya is currently on display at Deer Lake Gallery. This work is titled To The South.

Local art-lovers can appreciate the cinematic photography of global artist Kriss Munsya at Deer Lake Gallery until March 23.

Munsya's work considers cultural identity in the face of oppression and colonization, according to the gallery, and his art has a "fantastical and comfortably absurd tone."

"I try to approach topics that shaped the person and the artist I am today, colonialism, racism, identity, but also love and hope," Munsya states on his website.

Munsya, born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and raised in Belgium, is now based in Vancouver.

His work has been exhibited internationally.

You can meet Munsya at a gallery reception Thursday, Feb. 29.

Gallery reception for Self-Made

When: Thursday, Feb. 29 at 6 p.m.
Where: Deer Lake Gallery (6584 Deer Lake Ave.)
Cost: Free to attend, donations welcome