Catherine Knight | Artists Talk
Wed 23 Jun 2021
Artists Talk | Booking Essential
7pm in Studio 74
This event will run in accordance with the latest government guidance on social-distancing and safety measures.
Join the artist Catherine Knight as she discusses the exhibition and her wider practice. This talk is free, but booking is essential. The artists talk will take place in our cinema Studio 74 and will be a socially distanced event.
During the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in March 2020, Knight began collecting, painting and sharing images of other people’s windows, as seen from their own locked-down environments. Connecting online with friends, and friends of friends, she managed to collect images from across the globe, using the short amount of time that she could carve out from family life to paint small gouache paintings from their photos and sharing them through social media. Fittingly domestic and intimate in scale, each painting is executed on an identically formatted sheet of A5 paper, the uniformity of which, echoing the universality of her subject.
Catherine Knight lives and works in Bristol, UK. She was born in Cornwall in 1982 and received a BA (Hons) from University of Wales Institute of Cardiff in 2004 and an MA from Bath Spa University in 2008.
Knight’s paintings somehow manage to speak to, and for, all of us in a way that almost everyone can identify with in some way. Whether reflecting something of the solace that a view may offer in confinement, or the quiet moments of contemplation and longing that so many have experienced in our reduced surroundings.