Holly King

(Quebec, Canada)

Holly King

Little Histories of Modern Art brings together eight contemporary artists whose photographic and videographic works critically and affectionately reconsider the practices and ideologies of Modern Art.

The works of these eight artists playfully revisit the histories of Modern Art, evoking its undiminished power on the Postmodern imagination.

Holly King creates large-scale photographic works based on landscapes constructed in studio from sculptural props and painted backdrops. Inspired by films, literature, and painting, they are believable while revealing their artifice. Her photographs have been shown across Canada and internationally, including at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography mounted a touring exhibition of her work, Landscapes of the Imagination (1998 – 2000). King studied visual arts at Université Laval (BFA, 1979) and modern dance and visual art at York University (MFA, 1981). She lives and works in Montreal.

Espaces Art Mûr
5826 St. Hubert Street
(514) 390-0383
Little Histories of Modern Art. Jakub Dolejš, Colwyn Griffith, Holly King, Alain Pratte, George Steeves, Jian-Xing Too, Helen Verbanz, and Laurel Woodcock
September 8 – 28, 2005
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday & Friday 12:00-8:00pm, Saturday 12:00-5:00pm Opening Thursday September 8, 2005 from 5:00-8:30pm, most of the artists will be present

Holly King, Azure Chimera (2005), de la série Transcendent Sublime. Épreuve à jet d’encre sur papier à aquarelle, 109 x 86,36 cm. Gracieuseté de l’artiste et de Art Mûr, Montréal