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Artist's Opening Reception: Karen Knorr at Danzinger Gallery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Exhibition Dates:  March 27 – May 3, 2014

Artist’s Opening Reception:  Thursday, March 27

6:00 – 8:00 pm


For the gallery’s second exhibition of Karen Knorr’s work, Danzinger gallery will present the artist’s Fables series alongside work from her ongoing India Song


The work is decadent and primal.  Grand spaces, palaces and museums among them, are occupied by exotic and familial animals, which become both sanctified and displaced.  A beautiful tension unfolds in Knorr’s interiors.  Nature and culture are joined so abruptly that we realize something is undone in both this and our own natural state.  The freedom in the work is in its representation, in what it says about the distance between nature and culture.  The images are so lush and enchanting that they cannot be denied our visual indulgence.  Lingering in these works we realize their impossibility and begin to drift in their more than their beauty and but in their layered implications.  The works operate as open-narratives.  Somehow we relate to the mythic nature of them but they are unfamiliar to us.  Without frame we are free to write our own stories.  We may recall famed or personal fables and search for lessons.  We may dream of exotic places.  We may hold still as not to frighten a posing crane or shutter in the face of a leopard.  We may even wonder what this juxtaposition implies of civilization’s state.


For more information on this exhibition, please visit Danzinger Gallery.

Image Information:
The Return of the Hunter. Jaipur Palace. Jaipur.
48 x 60 inch pigment print
Edition 5 of 5*

Courtesy of Danzinger Gallery 

Tags:  Danzinger Gallery 

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