Photographs by London-based American artist and activist Karen Knorr (b. 1954, Frankfurt), whose brightly colored images feature exotic animals fused into grand architectural settings. Tint, Tone, Shade includes the debut of two new works from India Song (2008–2023)and Fables (2003–2022)that are being exhibited for the first time.
Striking paper constructions by Detroit-based artist Neha Vedpathak (b. 1982, Pune, India), who employs vibrant rainbow hues to convey the fleeting, often imperceptible moment when we transition from one state of mind to another.
The show features striking abstract canvases by Robert Natkin (b. 1930, Chicago; d. 2010, Danbury, Connecticut), on view in the gallery for the first time. Associated with the Color Field and Lyrical Abstraction painters, Natkin was celebrated as an unsurpassed colorist and for the beauty of his large-scale abstract works. On his canvases, paint creates a seemingly infinite space in which iconographic details appear to hover or float through illusory depths. Alongside are paintings by longtime gallery artists
Intersect Aspen with Sundaram Tagore Gallery
1–4 August 2023
Sundaram Tagore Gallery are soon to be taking part in Intersect Aspen, where they will be exhibiting a selection of works from Karen Knorr’s India Song and Fables series. Intersect Aspen presents an art and design fair taking place each summer, in person at the Aspen Ice Garden. While fabulous in the winter months, Aspen in August is spectacular, and they are thrilled to host this special gathering, bringing together a selection of outstanding galleries, collectors, curators and art professionals.
Founded in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is a contemporary art gallery representing established and emerging artists from around the globe. They specialise in work that is aesthetically and intellectually rigorous, infused with humanism and art historically significant. Sundaram Tagore opened the gallery in 2000 in SoHo, with a mission to show that some of the best and most meaningful art was being created by artists deeply engaged in cross-cultural explorations.
On Living – With Taste
dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Until 15 July 2023
David Hicks was an interior design star of the 60s who decorated rooms for the young Prince Charles and Princess Anne, a yacht for King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, and a nightclub on the QE2 ocean liner among others. In his eponymous practical design book On Living – With Taste (1968), he wanted to show readers how to use bold colour combinations, patterned carpets, light rooms, and mix bold antiques and modern furniture. Alongside photos of the redesigned rooms of the jet-set chic, the opinionated Hicks describes his interventions. He set some loose rules around eye-popping colour schemes and decorative tips, which, when applied, apparently cannot fail.
Hicks was not definite about good or bad taste but attempted to show one way of living with one sort of taste. He explained: “I am convinced that taste, whether it is good or bad, personal or impersonal, is formed by looking at things from the point of view of ownership – would you want this? Would we like that? We condition and change our taste by looking at examples of other people’s way of living in magazines, newspapers, exhibitions, and museums.”
Karen Knorr: Belgravia
Cortona On The Move 2023, Tuscany, Italy
13 July–1 October 2023
More or Less is the theme chosen for the 13th edition of Cortona On The Move, the international photography festival scheduled from 13 July to 1 October 2023 in Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany. The ‘highlight’ of the event will be, as every year, on the opening days of the festival (13-16 July), when the greatest national and international experts in the world of photography will meet in Cortona, to take part in events, presentations, talks and workshops, promoting reflection on current affairs and the past, through one of the best tools for investigating reality. More than 30 artists have been invited to interpret the dichotomy between ‘more and less’ in 26 exhibitions set up in the old town centre, the Medici Fortress of Girifalco, and ‘Station C’ near the Camucia-Cortona Station.
As part of the festival a solo presentation will focus on Karen Knorr’s Belgravia series (1979–81), comprising images and text, describes class and power amongst the wealthy during the early days of Thatcherism in London, showing the “everyday” of a privileged minority.
This is Britain: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Closing 11 June 2023
Britain experienced profound changes in the 1970s and 1980s, when it was racked by deindustrialization, urban uprisings, the controversial policies of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Photography became a central form of creative expression during this period, supported and disseminated through new schools, galleries, artists’ collectives, magazines, and government funding.
Solo Exhibition: Every Encounter Treasured, White Conduit Projects, Islington, London White Conduit Projects presents Every Encounter Treasured by Karen Knorr coinciding with Photo London, showcasing a selection of works from Japan and her Monogatari series including a number of small unique works.
Photo London – The Pavilion, Booth G15 : Launch of A3 Limited Edition Print, Augusta Edwards Fine Art
Dallas Art Fair
with Sundaram Tagore Gallery
21–23 April 2023
Please join Sundaram Tagore Gallery at Dallas Art Fair in Texas this weekend where they will present work from gallery artists Miya Ando, Edward Burtynsky, Golnaz Fathi, Karen Knorr, Zheng Lu, Carlos Rolo, Hiroshi Senju, Susan Weil and Chun Kwang Young. A selection from Karen Knorr’s India Song will be on view.
Founded in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is a contemporary art gallery representing established and emerging artists from around the globe. The gallery specialises in work that is aesthetically and intellectually rigorous, infused with humanism and art historically significant. Our artists produce museum-calibre paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations with a strong emphasis on materiality. The gallery also has a robust photography program that includes some of the world’s most noted photographers. The gallery’s artists and photographers are well represented in renowned museums worldwide.
Karen Knorr Solo Exhibition
Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire,
17 rue des Filles-du-Calvaire, Paris
Closes 29 April 2023
Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Karen Knorr in Paris. An emblematic figure of contemporary photography, Karen Knorr belongs to a generation of artists who questioned the nature of photography, no longer considering it as a pure expression of reality, but as a fabricated image.
An American born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Karen Knorr was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960s and educated in Paris and London. At the University of Westminster, Knorr studied alongside Olivier Richon, Mitra Tabrizian and Mark Lewis, addressing the critical debates concerning the “politics of representation” that emerged during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Karen Knorr in Conversation with David Campany (In Person & Online)
Westminster Photography Forum Cayley Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LS Tuesday 4 April, 6pm
Join Karen Knorr and writer/curator David Campany in conversation as part of Westminster Photography Forum and the series Dialogues: Artists from the Hyman Collection.