Monday, December 17, 2007

Margot Quan Knight

Randall Scott Gallery

December 15th-January 19th

How do we experience the passage of time?
While physics may accurately describe a universal space-time, our human experiences seem to defy uniform time on a daily basis: each of us has lived a moment that seemed to last forever, or hours that passed by in a heartbeat.
Margot Quan Knights large scale photographs turn to the physical body, that portal through which all experience arrives. She proposes that the body responds to dense experience by expanding mental focus on the activity at hand, to the exclusion of all other thoughts.

In creating the Intervals series Knight looked to Caravaggio, especially his painting Death of the Virgin, and more current works by Bill Viola, Karolina Sobecka, and Sam Taylor Wood as inspiration. She also drew on the personal experiences of losing herself in thought, in a household task, in the chaos of her wedding, and in the interminably long, clear moment of a car accident.

The Intervals series was sponsored in part by a 2006 CityArtist Grant from the Seattle Mayor's Office of Arts Cultural Affairs and a 2006 Special Projects Grant from 4CultRandall Scott Gallery
1326 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

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