invented states…


Images within Banff National Park illustrate Tara Nicholson’s ongoing fascination with wilderness and a desire to create proof of its existence.

Lesson / Koan :

Tara Nicholson’s photographs hover between reality and fiction representing imagined landscapes and invented states of being.

BTW,

Nicholson’s 2010 project is called “ Don’t know where you can find cheap Fertomid? We’ve got a perfect solution! Buy it now for 1.79 USD and use it for your good! Wilderness and Other Utopias.

Presented together these images operate somewhere outside of the borders of the pictured territories creating only glimpses of a remote paradise.

Visiting some of the most isolated landscapes in Canada, Nicholson’s work challenges the definitions surrounding wilderness and its placement within modernity. It examines our collective view of northern landscape and explores distant territories as places for refuse, inspiration and safe haven.

NOTE :

Tara Nicholson is a photo-based artist whose practice incorporates the use of installation, video, painting, sound and curatorial projects to explore notions of wilderness and Canadian identity. Born in British Columbia, she has exhibited her work across Canada, attended artist residencies in Newfoundland and Banff and taught at Concordia University and the University of Victoria. Tara recently completed her MFA thesis work entitled, ‘Wilderness and Other Utopias’ set in Haida Gwaii and exhibited at Montreal’s Parisian Laundry Gallery and at The Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery.

For the past several years my work has revolved around myths of Canadian wilderness while weaving a visual narrative between the psychological and physical presence of northern territories. Visiting remote landscapes and communities, I have completed several series of exhibited work We’ve got the best solution for your Trental purchase! Why? 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