MFA Thesis Exhibition: René Merino's At the Edge of Existence


"Florida" from the series World Tour 2020. Archival Pigment Print, 48"x32". 2020.


René Merino's At the Edge of Existence


Opening: Friday, February 11, 2022, 6-9pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 12, 2022, 3-6pm (before Krewe du Vieux)


UNO St. Claude Gallery

2429 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA



At the Edge of Existence explores the limitations and possibilities of life in a pandemic and examines the ambiguity that straddles the threshold between existence and extinction. René Merino’s thesis exhibition encompasses three distinct bodies of work: The Searcher’s Study (2022), a room-sized installation; Mardi Gras 2021, silver gelatin photographs; and World Tour 2020, archival pigment prints.





"Untitled (Pearl River Swamp)" from the installation The Searcher's Study (2020). Silver gelatin print, 15"x15". 2019





"Anna" from the series Mardi Gras 2021. Silver gelatin print, 15"x15". 2019.