Below is the poster for my upcoming exhibit at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural And Natural History Center, May 1 through July 31, 2010.
The exhibit is made up of pastel studies I've done over the past couple of years. They're a departure from my academic work, as these drawings focus on personal, innner environments: clouds, moons and mandalas. I worked intuitively, quickly, trying to figure out the unknown by focusing all my attention on the paper, colors and designs.
I'm an outdoors person, a native Floridian of many generations of Southern consciousness understanding the Florida environment and how we live and respond to it. We live in the waters gulf waters,bays, on the beaches, as well as driving in traffic and through parking lots, as we try to have our personal "spiritual" understanding of everything. Sometimes this is possible. Usually, we are left responding to our cultural unConsciousness of what we are taught.
My drawings are not teaching. But they are a "look" into a spiritual self, or being, and the mental activity defining my space. Some people will identify by looking into the drawings for their own "spirituality" and if there is a particular "understanding" anyone can "attach" their own spirituality.
I invite you to join me at this talk and opening reception.
Text from the poster announcement:
"Unexpected Visions: Clouds, Moons, & Mandalas: Places You Visit By Seeing"
Opening reception: Saturday, May 1, 2010 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This exhibition of pastel studies demonstrates unexpected Realities contained in micro and macro spaces: from introspective dimensions to exterior landscapes.
An accomplished sculptor, Knight utilizes techniques from his academic, intuitive, and visual arts background to capture fleeting pastel images of clouds, moons, & mandalas on archival paper. This exhibition is on display during regular open hours from May 1 through July 31, 2010 at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, Fl 33702.