Sophie Lourdes Knight
February 2 - March 17, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, March 2, 5pm-8pm
Steven Zevitas Gallery is pleased to present Steady Plane, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by San Francisco-based artist, Sophie Lourdes Knight. The exhibition will be on view from Friday, February 2 through Saturday, March 17, 2018, with an opening reception Friday, March 2.
For Steady Plane, Knight presents a group of new paintings and works on paper that hover between abstraction and representation. (Although not presented in this exhibition, the artist also works with ceramics.) In her current work, Knight explores the concept of “failure” and its relationship to “success,” both metaphorically and formally. The paintings present imagery such as an unmarked trophy sitting casually on a kitchen table, a braided race horse jittering in a winner’s circle, and a fence-lined race track with checkered flags standing ready to wave in the race’s winner.
Knight is interested in failure as success, as subject, and as object. To this end, she sets up staged scenarios and, through her process of making pictures and objects by building layers of information in different media, arrives at finished works that address her core concerns while simultaneously revealing those concerns by their very making.
Knight received an MFA from the California College of Arts in 2014. One-woman exhibitions include shows at OGAARD in Oakland, CA and Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including shows at Southern Exposure and the Museum of Craft and Design, both in San Francisco. This is Knight’s first solo show at Steven Zevitas Gallery.