Yuki Miyake of White Conduit Projects and I will be travelling to Japan this November 2017 to meet artisans and friends in Tokyo, Kyoto and Okayama.
Although I often use the news to announce exhibitions I think it is important to highlight that research drives all my projects. I am now developing new work and learning how to work in different ways with Japanese friends, artists and artisans.
In conjunction with White Conduit Projects, I have been awarded a Daiwa Foundation Grant and the Great Britain Sasakawa Grant in order to research Japanese traditional lacquer, screen and furniture craft creating new presentations of two Japanese bodies of work, Monogatari and Karyukai for a temple display in April / May 2018. Tagen Kobayashi, an artist monk has invited me to make new work for a solo exhibition at Oba-in Temple in Kyoto (one of the sub temples of Daitoku-ji). The surprise news is that the Nishieda Foundation has awarded us another grant to cover production of work by Japanese artist Shiho Kito and me to be displayed at their premises in Kyoto in Spring 2018.
Opening: June 8th, 18-20
Exhibition: June 9 – November 26, 2017
In presence of the artists, we are delighted to present a group exhibition which presents a response to the golden silk trappings of 18th century fashion, luminescent silver and “singeries” playful monkeys, porcelaine portraits by Jan de Vliegher, 18th century interiors by Karen Knorr who plays with La Fontaine’s Fables. Yinke Shonibare MBE presents an installation entitled “The Crowning” revisiting Fragonard’s Swing in a more tragic mode announces the end of 18th century society but also others between the guillotine and the masked ball.
Drawing Room of Pennethorne’s
The event will be aimed at photographers seeking feedback and guidance on their portfolios and practice. The event will be limited to 90 participants and places will be offered on first come first served basis. Each individual session will last 15 minutes and will be led by internationally acclaimed photographers including; Anna Fox, Ori Gersht, Karen Knorr, Steffi Klenz, Catherine Yoss and Jean Wainwright. At the end of the session, a selected number of outstanding portfolios will be presented to a panel of international curators.
Belgravia, describes the ‘everyday’ of a privileged minority, and whilst historically, portraiture of the upper classes has tended to be flattering, the combination of portraits and quotes from the subjects recorded during their sessions, brings Knorr’s work closer to satire.
Gentlemen, takes us inside the hallowed halls of the most venerable private gentlemen’s clubs of 1980s London, and considers the patriarchal values of the English upper classes with beautifully precise photographs and texts constructed out of speeches of parliament and the news at that time.
Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Now in its third edition, Photo London has established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community.
Karen Knorr, whose work is in collections such as the Tate, Pompidou and Victoria & Albert museums will be showing a range of work at Photo London from the Lanesborough Series at Galerie Filles du Calvaire booth (G16), to the Ladies Series at Augusta Edwards booth (B4).
For the 6th year Galerie Lichtblick/Tina Schelhorn and KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO/ Beso Khaindrava cooperate in organizing the festival program with exhibitions of Georgian and International photographers and workshops with well known photographers from all over the world.
Opening Reception: April 13, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Exhibition is open: April 13 – May 25, 2017
For our third solo show of photographs by Karen Knorr, the gallery is presenting a selection of her constructed animal scenarios taken in both Europe and India. Shot between 2003 and 2016 in various European museums and stately homes and in Indian palaces and temples, Knorr’s work explores the disjunction between nature and culture, bringing the historical tradition of picturing animals squarely into the 21st century.
Compton Verney’s 2017 season will open with a major exhibition that examines our relationship with the countryside. Bringing together Old Masters and contemporary artists whose work spans more than 350 years, Creating the Countryside provokes reflection on the artistic, social and political forces that have played an important role in forming successive generations’ perceptions of this ‘green and pleasant land’.
Works by artists including Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Lorrain, George Stubbs and Stanley Spencer are joined by pieces from contemporary artists such as Karen Knorr, Mat Collishaw, Anna Fox, Sigrid Holmwood and Grayson Perry to present viewers with a broad spectrum of responses to, and interpretations of, this sceptred isle.