These Fragile Things
From Mar 3, 2016 to Mar 26, 2016
London based Curious Duke Gallery is proud to announce the solo show of artist Kate Knight, These Fragile Things. Bringing the baroque movement to the 21st century, Knight will lavish the Whitecross Street gallery space with rich watercolours, gold, and epic tales of mythology and Mother Nature this March 3-26.
Marmite Art prize runner up, Kate Knight work is heavily influenced by the history of the baroque and rococo art movements, Knight has brought forward associations with prosperity and mirth from the Baroque period and the move toward the decorative during the Rococo period. Working across large scale watercolours, ceramic sculptures of rococo symbolism and biro drawings that exalt in exquisite details of endangered animals, Knight’s solo show transports us away from urban East London.
Graduate of Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art and design (2005), Kate Knight’s latest collection of work, holds a harmony of luscious colours and glittering gold. The sensual details nod towards fertility and a new life for previously vilified aspects of nature and parts of the natural world that have been swept into the endangered animals list. Knight explains that “nature plays a predominant role in this exhibition and I could not turn a blind eye to the climate change we are continuing to experience at such a rapid pace and the consequences.” The concept of a more powerful force than just us is key to Knight’s work, not as a crossover to religion, but as a rebalancing of the huge power that nature is. Mother nature in her splendid fertility wipes out and rebuilds all at once.
Curious Duke Gallery is proud to present Kate Knight: These Fragile Things
PV 3rdMarch 2016, 6-9pm
4th-26th March 2016
Curious Duke Gallery
173 Whitecross London EC1Y 8JT
Nearest Tube: Old Street (exit 6 - 2 min walk) Barbican (5mins)