Form and motion at Karpeles Museum
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum presents: Form and Proximity, Recent Work of Kevin Knoerzer, Thursday, June 3 to Sunday, June 27.
Kevin Knoerzer explores form and motion in distinctive kinetic paintings.
Described by the artist as “an analytic re-organization of compositions,” these imaginative semi-abstract works reflect a highly original perception of space and movement. As a serious student of art history, Knoerzer has re-examined the compositions in classic paintings by the 17th-century Italian master Caravaggio and employed their underlying structure in personal expressions of his own vision. “I base my work,” he has written, “on the subject matter of social interaction,” addressing “gender roles, sexual tension, and social status.” These dynamic explorations of relationships in mass and color present a thought-provoking visual experience.
Knoerzer was chosen from among 800 students at Newburgh Free Academy for a solo exhibition in 2005 and now holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art and Design at the State University of New York in Purchase. He collaborated in the creation of a two-part mural, each part 25’ by 12’, at the Chapel Hill Bible Church in Marlboro, NY, in 2006, and his oil paintings have been published in the SUNY Purchase magazine The Submission. In 2007 he received a Best-in-Show award in a SUNY-wide competition, and his work has been presented in numerous exhibitions, including the University’s “Wide Open Festival,” “Gala,” “Americana,” “Art is Dangerous,” and “Intangible Collective.”
The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception at the Museum Thursday, June 10, 1 to 3 p.m.
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 94 Broadway, across from City Hall, in the City of Newburgh. The Karpeles Museums are a national chain with nine in the U.S., specializing in the preservation and display of original, historically significant documents and manuscripts. Museum Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.
Admission is always free.