Exposition. Holly KING: Landscapes of the Imagination
25 septembre 1998 - 17 janvier 1999
[ Since 1985, Montréal artist Holly King has been creating photographic landscapes that delve into an imaginary world filled with intricate and colourful metaphors. She begins by creating deceptively simple models whose components are carefully selected and juxtaposed to compose scenes with a mythological flavour. Objects, painted materials, backdrops, cardboard cutouts, sheets of plastic and projected light are metamorphosed through photography. Colour-saturated lighting bathes these lush scenes. The field of vision creates perspectives where sharply delineated views alternate with soft focus zones. When enlarged, these light-bathed miniatures become grandiose scenes oscillating between the real and the unreal. A twig turns into a tree, a pebble into a rock. Crumpled balls of paper become breakers emerging from a cellophane sea, light dancing on its surface. Each of these scenes is a metaphor for the act of creation, in which everyday objects are transformed through the artist's skill.
source: http://national.gallery.ca/ ]
1998, Exposition. Passage(s). Le Fonds d'oeuvres du CIAC
Canada, Montréal, Centre international d'art contemporain