Zoe Knight GroundedOpening: Wednesday 29 April, 6-8pm Dates: 29 April – 16 May 2015
This iteration of Grounded (2014) is made up of a collection of small-scale, floorbased objects and reflects my wider creative practice. My practice focuses on an intimate and tactile engagement with found and repurposed materials and expresses what I consider to be the indispensable relationship between process, material and installation.
In Grounded (2014) miniature objects are placed directly on the ground or on top of small pedestals in order to emphasise the lateral spread of the floor. As a result, viewers are initially disorientated but then invited to potentially engage with each object at an intimate distance. Due to the use of small-scale my works result in extended and oppositional spatial relationships further enhanced by the use of dramatic lighting.
Zoe Knight is an emerging Australian artist based in Brisbane. In 2014 Knight completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) with Honours at Queensland University of Technology. She has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions across Brisbane, including The Shape of things to come – The Block (2015), Brisbane Experimental Art Festival – Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (2014), Storage Space – The Hold (2014) and Test Pattern: New Art by New Queensland Artists – Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014). Coming up in October Knight will have a solo exhibition featuring new work at KINGS Artist Run in Melbourne.