Holly King: Coming Into View
January 22 – February 14 2004
TrepanierBaer gallery is pleased to present, in the Promenade gallery, a selection of new works by Montreal based photographer Holly King entitled, “Coming Into View”. In her most recent chromogenic prints, King presents her evocative mise en scene images in the round; a format that heightens the sublime theatrics of King’s incantatory vistas. King’s landscapes, replete with fake ruins, invoke the turn of the century panache for a wanting order of the natural while imparting a heightened aura of melancholic artificiality. Through her fantastic and decidedly artificial miniworlds, King’s work crystallizes the debate between the real and the artificial while seeking out a sensibility of loss and poetic grandeur.
Born in Montreal, Holly King studied visual arts at Laval University receiving a BFA in 1979, and completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree from York University in Toronto in 1981. Holly King has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. In 1999 her work was exhibited in an exhibition entitled “Alfred Hitchcock and Art; Fatal Coincidences”. This exhibition was first presented at the Montreal Museum of The Fine Arts in 1999, and toured to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 2001.