Near Poet – David Knight

Near Poet – David Knight

Exhibition Opening November 12, 7pm – 9pm  

Common architectural forms like windows physically and emotionally connect us to our surroundings, the ability to recapture the imagination and memory of all previous and future windows experienced allows sculpture to engage and reimagine these architectural forms to question perception, memory and history. A common form such as a window also builds a connection through the comfort and familiarity within functional design offering a reconsideration of codified, architectural conventions to help prompt critique and introspection about the way architecture fosters, holds, and rejects collective memory that affects individual narrative. Conventional building materials like raw timber, metal and glass, allow for the examination of the materials’ relation to formal, bureaucratic and cultural structures that govern their use. Removing these architectural structures from their perceived “natural” environments into the gallery and exposing the raw material usually hidden during and after construction provides access to the unexplored spaces and environments in need of inspection while further pushing the boundaries between imagination, perception, memory and history.

David Knight is an artist originally from Wallaceburg, Ontario. He received an Advanced Diploma in Fine Art from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario in 2017 and completed his BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax in 2019, majoring in Sculpture. Currently, he is an MFA candidate at the University of Lethbridge. His research and art practice explores architectural phenomena and uses the potential of sculpture to engage and reimagine common architectural forms like stairs and windows to question the boundaries of collective and individual perception, memory and history.

Series:Gallery Exhibition

Date:November 12, 2022  -  January 14, 2023

Location:Casa - Platform

Casa 2023 Winter Program Guide in purple with a snowy owl in front of a full moon.

Casa Program Guide

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