“In his portraiture series, Conor King relates to portrait photography’s historical connections to light, space, and identity in a methodical and humanistic way. While photographic processes were originally developed as a method of forthright documentation, King imbues his images with empathy and individuality. By titling each image with the sitter’s name, the art object is simultaneously also given a human name. The artist uses the aura of the photograph to relate to the aura of the individual and even the ghostly aura of the photographer.”
- curator Cortney Lane Stell for the Biennial of the Americas