Knight’s work is undeniably unique in the photo-media genre. As most artists are focusing on the manipulation of the figurative, Knight has chosen purely inanimate objects to create these glorious images that ironically enough exude movement and flexibility; the creases in the dragon’s leg muscles, the overlapping scales of the gold fish and the membranes of the butterflies wings are all given life through the careful placement of the objects that make up their image. Knights attention to detail couldn’t be more intense, as these flawless collages of priceless objects are morphed into dreamlike creatures that sparkle with life and fantasy.
His manipulation of various images of jewelry and gemstones into intricate reproductions of a variety of creatures ranging from the infamous Death Moth, to Asiatic dragons and goldfish, contain an almost mythical or religious like imagery. When for example we see the archaeological relics of the Ancient Egyptians or Mayan civilizations, their worship of the creatures that exist around them result in their precious reproductions in gold, sapphire and so forth. Garth’s prints are this to a tee. The dark oblivion of their backdrop only compliments this fantastical nature as they float effortlessly in the space; swimming, flying, crawling.
Official Opening Event on Thursday 12 May, 6-8pm
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