Fred Schnider Gallery | Zofie King Metamorphic Reverie

By Editorial Team on March 29, 2024
Nocturne, Cyanotype, charcoal, acrylic pen, watercolor, 30″ x 22″. Image courtesy of the artist
Artist talk on April 6, 5-7pm

Please join Fred Schnider Gallery for Zofie King’s solo exhibition Metamorphic Reverie at Fred Schnider Gallery, opening on Saturday, March 2, 2024, 5-8pm. The exhibition runs from 3/2/2024 – 4/21/2024, with an artist talk on April 6, 5-7pm, and a closing reception on April 20, 2023, 5-7pm.

Zofie King’s artwork finds its roots in the Gothic aesthetic, where she merges surrealistic architectural elements with the organic beauty of nature. In the vein of Gothic literature, her work exudes a contemplative mood, woven with mysterious threads. The architectural elements pay homage to the grace of ancient cathedrals and forgotten spaces. Within these vignettes, animals and plants traverse the intricate cycles of life, undergoing perpetual metamorphosis and decay to birth new life—a narrative of creation emerging from destruction.

Born in Poland and raised in Germany, Zofie King came to the US in 1998. After graduating with a psychology degree in 2002, she studied interdisciplinary craft at Towson University, interior design at MICA, exhibition design at the Corcoran, and devoted herself to her studio art practice in 2012. King worked in found object sculpture until 2020, then shifted her focus to mixed media works on paper. King has had solo shows at Hillyer, NVCC Margaret W. Fisher Art Gallery, DC Arts Center, Mount St. Mary’s University Gallery, Gallery Blue Door, CHAW, as well as a plethora of group exhibitions. She was part of the Sparkplug Collective from 2017-2019 and a member of the Washington Sculptor’s Group. Her work is part of numerous private collections, as well as the DC Art Bank and the Hepburn.

Fred Schnider Gallery
888 N Quincy St., # 102
Arlington, VA