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Knight, Kris
Laundry Scene Laundry Scene
2005 2005

Laundry Scene depicts a young, contemplative, female figure, dressed in a pink sweater with a cartoon-like red heart sitting over the left side of her chest. His portraits are often set against simple but rustic rural backgrounds representative of hisupbringing, in this case, a large blue flower patterning. The work is small in scale, realistic in rendering and smooth in application. Kris Knight’s work involves the creation of invented and biographical character-based narratives that attempt to find an awkward balance between the dualities of pretty and menace, an often sad but spirited personal dichotomy that has always appealed to him as a figurative artist. Laundry Scene is part of a series entitled, “This Hollow”. Describing this series, Kris Knight states “Some of my favourite albums are the break-up albums. This exhibition is my slow, sad waltz. These highly narrative paintings are the grit and glamour of relationships. The intimacy, the trust, the dress-up and breakdown, the patterns that are carried on to a new love and the ones on the sidelines who wait for the right time to move in for the kill. These paintings are based on the exchange of our love and the vulnerability that occurs if the transaction is not up to par.”

 
Knight, Kris
Windsor ON 1980 Windsor ON 1980
Laundry Scene Laundry Scene
2005 2005
Oil on wood panel Oil on wood panel
overall: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
Gift of Herbert O. Bunt, 2007 Gift of Herbert O. Bunt, 2007
50-017.08

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