Kris Knight is a Canadian painter whose work examines performance in relation to the construction, portrayal and boundaries of sexual and asexual identities. Drawing from personal histories of rural escapism through imagination, Knight paints disenchanted characters that are lost between youth and adulthood; they hide their secrets, but desperately long to let them go. His mythical and ambiguous portraits are a synthesis of fantasy and real-world memory; they tiptoe between the dichotomies of pretty and menace, hunter and hunted, innocence and the erotic.
Throughout Knight's professional practice, he has created thematic bodies of work that reference historical notions of regality, mysticism, romanticism and symbolism. He often skews these concepts with contemporary interests in androgyny, psychotropic alterations and the post-modern gaze. Knight's lustrous classical cum illustrative figurative paintings, stride between a contradicting palette of sensual primaries and ghostly pastels, reflecting his adoration for 18th Century French portraiture.
Kris Knight spent his youth in six small towns in rural Ontario before moving to Toronto where he currently lives and works. Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2003, Knight's practice has concentrated on thematic figurative works that are often as attractive as they are disturbing. Knight started exhibiting with Katharine Mulherin in 2005. In the past seven years he has exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions and various art fairs around the globe. His work is included in an abundant of public and private collections, most notably The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, The Oppenheimer Collection, The Agnes Etherington Museum of Kingston, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, and 21c Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects will be exhibiting at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. The gallery will be featuring the work of David Kramer, and will also showcase a number of our artists.
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects is pleased to announce our participation at artMRKT Hamptons, opening Thursday, July 19 and continuing through Sunday July 22 at Bridgehampton, Long Island.
The gallery will be showcasing work by a wide range of our artists including pieces by Dean Baldwin, Mike Bayne, Shauna Born, Michael Caines, Heather Goodchild, Kris Knight, David Kramer, Christy Langer, Rob MacInnis, Winnie Truong, Goody-B Wiseman, and Balint Zsako.
This year's edition of artMRKT Hamptons features forty leading galleries from across the U.S. and Canada presenting contemporary and modern painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, video, and installation. Showcasing a tightly focused selection of work in a boutique setting, the fair creates an ideal context for the discovery of important emerging and established artists.
artMRKT Hamptons continues July 19 through July 22 at the Bridgehampton Historical Society on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. The VIP Preview for the show takes place Thursday, July 19, at 6 pm, and includes VIP access to the fair and VIP Lounge during all regular fair hours Friday, July 20 thru Sunday, July 22. Evening Preview tickets are available for $100 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Parrish Art Museum.
We look forward to seeing you at Booth #118. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information or images.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Opening Night Party
Regular Fair Hours:
Friday, July 20, 2012 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 2012 - noon to 6:00pm
Bridgehampton Historical Society
Located in the heart of Bridgehampton directly on the main road, Route 27.
2368 Montauk Highway (Rt. 27) - Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects will be participating in the Armory Show in New York City with a Solo Project featuring Mike Bayne.
The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in Manhattan. Now celebrating its fourteenth year, the Armory Show is re-establishing itself as the most adventurous and dynamic contemporary art fair in New York City. The 2012 edition will feature an international roster of exciting, leading galleries, the acclaimed Armory Show VIP program, a lively opening night party at MoMA, the eclectic and engaging Open Forum program with major art- world figures, Armory Film, a series featuring an international selection of leading contemporary video and experimental films curated by Moving Image, and Armory Arts Week in partnership with New York's top cultural institutions.
Pier 92 & 94
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
New York City
Near the Open Forum
The Armory Show 2012 Opening Day takes place Wednesday, March 7th for invited guests.
Thursday, March 8 - Saturday, March 10 Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, March 11 Noon to 7 pm
Piers 92 & 94 are located on Manhattan's west side on the Hudson River (Twelfth Avenue) at 55th Street in the Passenger Ship Terminal complex. The piers are easily accessible by public transportation, taxi, and private vehicle. The nearest subway stop is four cross-town blocks east at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue.
General Admission US $30 Students US $15 Seniors US$15 Groups (10+) US $15 Run of Show Pass (4 day) US $60 The Armory Show / Volta NY Pass US $40