Knopow is interested in creating systems to capture fleeting phenomena. The content of each system revolves around a fascination with collecting the uncollectible; items that are too common, too gross, or intangible to exist in a proper collection. Each item has a separate system, some as simple as just collecting the object and others involve more traditional recordkeeping. Eventually, the objects and/or the record of the objects become part of an archive to preserve the item for examination in the future, elevating the uncollectible to the aesthetic. Knopow’s hope in each collection is to create something so beautiful that the viewer is compelled to investigate the piece and then completely surprised by the material.
Opening Reception: Fall Gallery Night, Friday, October 19th from 5 – 9 p.m.
WPCA is proud to announce the beginning of our Featured Member exhibition series. Artists are juried from the body of work included in WPCA’s Annual Members Show and accepted artists are asked to display their work for up to three months with an opening reception during Milwaukee’s Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Gallery Nights!