Art Exhibition: Nascent Channels by Susan Knight | Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
Art Exhibition: Nascent Channels by Susan Knight

Art Exhibition: Nascent Channels by Susan Knight

Sep 23

Moreau Art Galleries
Thursday, Sep. 23 - Friday, Oct. 15 Free Event

Art piece by Susan Knight

Exhibition and artist talk by SMC alumna and Omaha-based artist Susan Knight

Public lecture: Thursday, September 23, 2:15 p.m., Vander Vennet Theater, Student Center

Opening reception: Thursday, September 23, 3:30 - 6 p.m., Moreau Art Galleries


Artist's Statement:

My focus is on water and the land that holds it. Theoretical and existential aspects of water and the role it continually plays in our planet’s evolution through millenniums fuel my work. Water’s molecular make up, archetypal actions, locations on earth’s surface and deep in the soil, and related environmental issues become the grist for my visual expressions.

Nascent Channels brings together five installations created over nine years. Color plays a different role in each. Lake Michigan is specifically referenced in two. What each work shares are nascent thoughts about the aspects of water that inspired them. Building block thoughts that continue to provoke courses and connections to new ideas and actions.

I distill the structures and systems found in nature into pattern compositions in two and three dimensions, and site-sensitive installations. My primary tool is an X-acto knife. With it I hand cut, fold, incise, sculpt, stretch, and tie paper, Mylar and Tyvek. The act of cutting, the physicality of it, makes me feel like Zorro.

About Susan Knight:

Susan KnightOmaha-based artist, Susan Knight, creates work that is shown nationally and internationally. She has participated in artist residency programs in Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina and Italy.

She devotes exclusive attention to distilling the structures and systems found in water and the land around it. Her Michigan roots prepared her to be attentive to surrounding rivers and lakes and to read water’s seasonal cycles.

SciArt Magazine and Artland Magazine have featured her work. Sculpture Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine have reviewed her work. Her work appears in the book, Art Inspired by Science: Imagining The Natural World, by Robert Louis Chianese.

Knight earned a BFA in art from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, and attended the University of Notre Dame, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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