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Life In Space: Charcoal Drawings

March 23—May 1, 2010


Karla Knight

In her ongoing series Life in Space: Charcoal Drawings, Karla Knight contrasts biomorphic forms with architectonic structures in order to seek a harmonious balance between two opposing elements. Elliptical, ovoid, and spherical forms are repeated throughout many of the drawings, yet each version is slightly different from its predecessor. Knight’s use of illusionism and composition are pictorial strategies that frequently enhance the anthropomorphic nature of her forms and figures, which at times, read as pairs of eyes or cartoon-like alien beings.