Indepth Arts News: |
"Montreal Photographer Holly King"
1999-09-23 until 1999-12-05
Montreal Museum of Fine Art
From September 23 to December 5, 1999, the exhibition Holly King: Landscapes of the Imagination
will feature a selection of twenty-one scale works in colour and
black-and-white produced by this Montreal photographer since
Throughout her career, King has created strangely beautiful
landscapes that hover between fiction and reality. She builds
models using everyday objects selected and arranged to
represent the four elements. When photographed, enlarged and
skillfully lit, these miniatures are transformed into fantastic
settings for epic battles and intimate inner struggles. The
exhibitions themes include the universe of mythical gods and the
forces of nature, and human presence with man-made
structures, death, absence and memory. In Forest of
Enchantment, Kings latest series, magical places are veiled with
tangled vines that appear to be imbued with life.
King has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in
Canada and in several group exhibitions in New York, San
Diego, San Bernardino, Boston, Nice, Tarjon, Korea, and
Basel, Switzerland. Her works can be found in a number of
public and private collections in the United States, France,
Switzerland and Canada, including a recent acquisition by he
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
A catalogue with colour and black-and-white reproductions
accompanies the exhibition. The texts are by the artist and
Pierre Dessureault, Associate Curator of the Canadian Museum
of Contemporary Photography.
The exhibition Holly King: Landscapes of the Imagination, is
organized and circulated by the Canadian Museum of
Contemporary Photography, an affiliate of the National Gallery
of Canada. It will be presented in conjunction with the 1999
Mois de la photo in Montreal. Stéphane Aquin, Curator of
Contemporary Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, is
responsible for the presentation of the exhibition in Montreal.