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Holly King

Seascape and the Sublime, 2005

Medium: Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum
Dimensions: 410 cm x 350 cm
Patron: Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association


About the Artwork

Holly King first built a miniature environment from wood, plaster, and clay which she arranged on a tabletop. Using a large-format camera, she photographed the construction and generated an image that is both realistic and artificial. Placed on a limestone wall at the metro level of the EV complex it presents a calm picture to contemplate while descending the stairs or the escalator. Providing a visual transition between the intellectual stimulus of the university and the bustle of the downtown core, the work interacts with the blue hues of the LED wall, the tunnel to the John Molson School of Business and plays with perceptions of scale.

About the Artist

Holly King is one of a group of mise en scène photographers and has been a part-time instructor in the Studio Arts department for 20 years. She is represented in several museum collections including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography which organized a touring show of her work in 1998.

Artwork Location

Campus: Sir George Williams (Quartier Concordia)
Location: Metro Entrance, Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex
Address: 1515 St. Catherine W.

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