Dark Utopian exhibition display

Eleanor King: Dark Utopian

Friday, 16 January 2015 to Sunday, 14 June 2015

Curator: David Diviney

Nova Scotia artist Eleanor King finds inspiration in the everyday – those deceptively mundane, overlooked, and understated aspects of contemporary life. Her work is frequently site-specific, responding to places or situations using provisional means. She employs interdisciplinary strategies combining sculpture, sound, video, and two-dimensional media. With a playful yet political approach, she attempts to resolve artistic, social and civic concerns. Beyond the nature-culture divide, conflated in her work are such polarities as the past and the present, the lost and the found, the individual and the collective.

Eleanor King obtained a BFA from NSCAD University in 2001, where she has taught media arts courses and held the position of Director at Anna Leonowens Gallery. She has shown her work nationally and internationally in exhibitions at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge, and Galleri F15 in Moss, Norway, among other venues. In 2012, she represented Atlantic Canada for the Sobey Art Award.