Exhibition Dates: March 27 – May
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
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.
The Return of the Hunter. Jaipur Palace. Jaipur.
48 x 60 inch pigment print
Edition 5 of 5*
Courtesy of Danzinger Gallery