Kourtney Roy’s work is bound up in an ambiguous and cinematic image-making that borders the real and the fantastical. Roy has produced several series which play with this idea of the bizarre, creating hyper-realistic images that resemble film stills. The twelve works on display, all from Enter as Fiction, express the artist's unique style through the artificial staging of her body in otherwise mundane scenes, directing the camera on overlooked fragments of the landscape to render the quotidian uncanny.
In each of these photographs, Roy is found, most often alone, using herself as the model and casting herself in the role of numerous female characters. She is interested in the duality of being both the person who objectifies and is objectified. This is a crucial element to her work, Roy has stated “It’s usually the male gaze, and the woman is the object to be looked at. So the idea was becoming the person who objectifies, but also objectifying myself. I just thought it was interesting to play the dual role.”