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Lavinia

03.30.24–05.04.24

Dominique Knowles
My Beloved
06.03.23 08.05.23
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Installation view: Dominique Knowles, My Beloved. 06.03.23 – 08.05.23

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Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2023. Oil on linen. Framed triptych dimensions: 47 1/2 x 129 1/2 inches (120.7 x 328.9 cm)

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Installation view: Dominique Knowles, My Beloved. 06.03.23 – 08.05.23

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Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2023. Oil on linen. 80 x 102 inches (203.2 x 259.1 cm)

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Installation view: Dominique Knowles, My Beloved. 06.03.23 – 08.05.23

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Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2023. Oil on linen. 32 x 46 inches (81.3 x 116.8 cm)

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Installation view: Dominique Knowles, My Beloved. 06.03.23 – 08.05.23

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Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2023. Oil on linen. 32 x 46 inches (81.3 x 116.8 cm)

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Installation view: Dominique Knowles, My Beloved. 06.03.23 – 08.05.23

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Installation view: Dominique Knowles, My Beloved. 06.03.23 – 08.05.23

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Installation view: Dominique Knowles, My Beloved. 06.03.23 – 08.05.23

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Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2023. Oil on linen. 78 x 64 inches (198.1 x 162.6 cm)

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Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2023. Oil on linen. 78 x 64 inches (198.1 x 162.6 cm)

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Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2023. Oil on linen. 78 x 64 inches (198.1 x 162.6 cm)

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Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2023. Oil on linen. 78 x 64 inches (198.1 x 162.6 cm)

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Exhibition information

In the newest series of paintings by Dominique Knowles, scale and gesture are framed within conditions of intimacy and loss. The exhibition’s framework was spurred by the artist’s desire to honor his horse that passed away in 2021. His ongoing period of mourning results from the sacred relationship between rider and horse, a connection marked by trust and reciprocity. Knowles compares the painting of a horse to the brushing of one. The mode of composing his works mimics that of equine care, from the wide sweeps on large surfaces to concentrated performances on smaller ones. To feel the bristles glide across a body and effectively translate this requires the mining of corporeal memory. A poetics of mark-making is thus established and remains integral to Knowles’s practice. Observe the delicacy of each brushstroke, as he lovingly painted these objects of grief and desire.

 

This body of work thus takes on the aesthetics and sentiments of religion, with one painting constructed in the shape of an altar painting. Knowles observes these paintings like one observes the body during a wake. Already fixed in his mind’s eye is the image of the horse’s body floated away by crane, like a resurrection in the sky. The artist’s initial plan was to stage an exhibition within a church, which was reoriented into experimentation with the shapes of his canvases.
In his own literalization of church interiors, the Dutch Golden age painter Pieter Saenredam emptied the cavernous rooms and focused instead on the “bare bones,” divested of religious sentiment. These works are described by Roland Barthes as amounting to “a very up-to-date aesthetic of silence.” While Saenredam captured the architectures with cold precision, Knowles seeks the coordinates of spiritual wonder within these zones of worship and sorrow. The artist instead pursues a primordial silence, one that vibrates with sublimity. His version of “holy space”prescribes a transformation, as though the experience of being inside could provide a slight elevation from the world beyond its walls. These paintings are flattened reliquaries containing fragments of intimacy and longing, love and death.

 

A gallery’s white walls are not necessarily neutral, they still bear the weight of a hue. Art objects are set against each shade’s nature, influencing the conception of a painting or sculpture. Knowles recognizes this situation, mounting his work on walls painted brown. His palette of choice, too, largely revolves around various shades of brown as well as the rainbow’s top half, developed in alignment with the earth and his horse. He travels within the shades, pursuing a poetics of line and color. Knowles’s paintings float out with ease, always in relation to one another.

 

While Knowles’s paintings largely exist in pools of color, discernible lines persist as the assertion of presence. These discernible subjects are conceived in suggestion, rather than fully articulated. However, an unquestionable figure remains, one that doesn’t need to be justified. The artist is interested in edges and the maintenance of visibility without exact illustration. Scale stages its own confrontation as well. Large canvases mime the effects of a mural, or a cave painting, offering extended space to dwell within.

-Reilly Davidson

 

Dominique Knowles (b. 1996 in The Bahamas) lives and works in Chicago and Paris. This is his first show with the gallery. Knowles received both his MFA in Painting as a New Artist Society Award scholar in 2020 as well as his BFA in 2017 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent solo exhibitions include Chapter NY, New York, NY (2022); The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria (2021); The Sun Sinks, Soccer Club Chicago, IL (2020); Ode to Tazz, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (2019). His work has been in numerous recent group exhibitions including Looking Back / The 12th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, NY (2023); The Animal Within – Creatures in (and outside), mumok, Vienna, AT (2022); Portals, Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, JP (2022); Fifteen Painters, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY (2021) amongst others. Knowles has participated in a residency at The Suburban (Milwaukee, WI) and has curated a group exhibition at The Condo Association (Chicago, IL). His work is in the permanent collections of mumok, Vienna and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.

Past exhibitions

Raphaela Simon
Steine
12.11.21 – 01.29.22

Kate Mosher Hall
Without a body, without Bill
02.20.21 – 04.24.21

Current

Lavinia
03.30.24 – 06.04.24

2024

D’Ette Nogle
MATERIALOUTPOST: IN-COUNTRY
02.23.24 – 02.24.24

Kate Mosher Hall
Never Odd or Even
02.17.24 – 03.23.24

2023

Rosemary Mayer
Noon Has No Shadows
11.12.23 – 12.23.23

Monica Majoli
Space of the Line: Ben, Rameses, Tom
09.12.23 – 10.14.23

Luz Carabaño
encuentros

09.09.23 – 10.21.23

Dominique Knowles
My Beloved
06.03.23 08.05.23

Olga Balema
Loon

04.08.23 05.20.23

Darrel Ellis
01.28.23 03.18.23

2022

Elaine Cameron-Weir
Exploded View / Dressing for Windows
11.12.22 – 01.14.23

Sarah Pucci and Dorothy Iannone
Organized by Scott Portnoy
09.10.22 – 10.22.22

Sweet Days of Discipline
07.16.22 – 08.20.22

Ann Craven
Flowers (Watercolors)
06.04.22 – 07.09.22

Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo)
04.16.22 – 05.21.22

Rochelle Feinstein
You Again
02.12.22 – 03.26.22

2021

Raphaela Simon
Steine
12.11.21 – 01.29.22

Anita Steckel
09.11.21 – 11.13.21

Tony Cokes
Evil.80 Empathy?
06.28.21 – 08.1.21

Talia Chetrit
DICKERING
06.19.21 – 08.14.21

Kate Mosher Hall
Without a body, without Bill
02.20.21 – 04.24.21

2020

Alvin Baltrop
11.21.20 – 01.23.21

Hardy Hill
The Easy Yoke
02.28.20 – 04.11.20

Barbara Kasten
Chroma
02.11.20 – 04.04.20

2019

California Winter
11.08.19 – 12.21.19

Tony Cokes
Della’s House
02.12.19 – 03.22.19

D’Ette Nogle
D’Ette Nogle, 2019
01.29.19 – 04.27.19

2018

Adam Linder
FOOTNOTE SERVICE: SOME TRADE
04.28.18 – 04.29.18

Gallery Share
03.04.18 – 03.31.18

D’Ette Nogle
Wardrobe Selections for Gallery (2013-2018)
03.04.18 – 03.31.18

2017

Andy Robert
LAKOU: One, Two, Fifth
12.15.17 – 02.28.18

Elaine Cameron-Weir
wave form walks the earth
09.17.17 – 11.22.17

Rey Akdogan
07.08.17 – 08.26.17

Joe Zorrilla
Condo New York, hosted by Bortolami Gallery
06.29.17 – 07.28.17

TOUCHPIECE
Curated by Justin Beal
05.21.17 – 06.24.17

Ryan Mrozowski
03.18.17 – 04.29.17

Olga Balema
On The Brink Of My Sexy Apocalypse
01.25.17 – 03.11.17

2016

Paul Thek
11.12.16 – 01.07.17

Sam Falls
09.16.16 – 10.29.16

Barbara Kasten
“I want the eyes to open” – Josef Albers
07.23.16 – 09.10.16

A Change of Heart
Curated by Chris Sharp
06.04.16 – 07.16.16

Ben Schumacher
Motor Earth
04.02.16 – 05.21.16

Raphaela Simon
Tischlein deck dich
04.02.16 – 05.21.16

Isabelle Cornaro
01.23.16 – 03.19.16

2015

Daniel Buren, Sam Lewitt, Wilfredo Prieto, Charles Ray, Pamela Rosenkranz, Joe Zorrilla
11.21.15 – 01.16.16

John Finneran
Dreamers at the Gates of Where Dreamers Are
09.19.15 – 10.31.15

Margaret Lee and Emily Sundblad
You Can Teach an Old Zebra New Tricks
08.07.15 – 09.12.15

Joe Zorrilla
05.02.15 – 07.03.15

Gerhard Richter
Overpainted Photographs
03.21.15 – 04.18.15

Ryan Foerster
03.21.15 – 04.18.15

Various Artist
IMAGE SEARCH
01.01.15 – 02.28.15

2014

Ann Craven
11.15.14 – 12.20.14

Sam Falls
09.05.14 – 10.25.14

Matt Sheridan Smith
07.12.14 – 08.23.14

Joe Zorrilla
06.06.14

Isabelle Cornaro
03.04.14 – 04.19.14

Rey Akdogan
05.03.14 – 06.21.14

The Body Issue
01.11.14 – 02.15.14

2013

Jörg Immendorff
10.04.23 – 12.07.13

Sam Falls, Jacob Kassay, Matt Sheridan Smith, Joe Zorrilla
07.23.13 – 09.21.13

Mira Schendel
Mira Schendel
05.21.13 – 07.13.13

2024

Dominique Knowles at Klima Biennale Wien
04.06.2024 – 07.14.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in Frieze
04.03.2024
Monica Majoli in Contemporary Art Quarterly Archive
04.03.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in The Brooklyn Rail
04.01.2024
Kate Mosher Hall, Juliana Halpert and Olivia Mole in Conversation
03.23.24
Kate Mosher Hall in Mousse
03.18.24
Tony Cokes and Rochelle Feinstein at Kunsthaus Baselland
04.13.2024 – 08.18.2024
Olga Balema at Hessel Museum of Art
04.06.2024 – 06.26.2024
Kate Mosher Hall in Autre
03.15.2024
Olga Balema at Cooper Brovenick
03.15.2024 – 03.23.2024
Dominique Knowles at David Peter Francis
03.14.2024 – 04.20.2024
Kate Mosher Hall in Carla
03.13.2024
Ann Craven at Phillida Reid
03.09.2024 – 04.13.2024
Maren Karlson in Flaunt
03.09.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in Ocula
03.07.2024
D'Ette Nogle in Interview Magazine
03.07.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir at Lisson gallery
03.07.2024 – 04.13.2024
Ann Craven in Artlyst
03.04.204
Kate Mosher Hall in Frieze Magazine
02.29.2024
Olga Balema at Woonhuis de Ateliers
02.29.2024 – 04.20.2024
Hannah Hoffman in ARTnews
02.27.2024
Tony Cokes at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
02.23.2024 – 07.29.2024
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Family Style
02.22.2024
Hannah Hoffman in ARTnews
02.22.2024
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Frieze
02.16.2024
Elaine Cameron-Weir in artnet
02.14.2024
Tony Cokes at MUDAM
02.09.2024 – 09.08.2024
Ann Craven in Santa Barbara Independent
02.05.2024
Tony Cokes in Hyperallergic
01.31.2024
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in MOMUS
01.19.2024
Tony Cokes in e-Flux
01.17.2024
Olga Balema in the New York Times
01.04.2024
Kate Mosher Hall in Frieze
01.03.2024
Rosemary Mayer in Artillery Magazine
01.02.2024

2023

Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in CURA
12.23.2023
Elaine Cameron-Weir in Artnet
12.22.2023
Rosemary Mayer in LA Review of Book
12.18.2023
Ann Craven in the Brooklyn Rail
12.14.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in BOMB Magazine
12.14.2023
Olga Balema in the New York Times
12.13.2023
Barbara Kasten in Artnews
12.13.2023
Darrel Ellis in the New York Times
12.13.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Frieze
12.07.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Mousse
12.06.2023
Monica Majoli in Artforum
11.30.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in FAD Magazine
11.28.2023
Dominique Knowles in Cultured
11.27.2023
Tony Cokes at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
11.23.2024 – 04.01.2024
Rosemary Mayer in LA Downtown News
11.20.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Insider
11.20.2023
Tony Cokes in E-Flux
11.20.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Cultured
11.17.2023
Rosemary Mayer in Hyperallergic
11.02.2023
Tony Cokes in The Brooklyn Rail
11.01.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Numero
10.20.2023
Darrel Ellis in OnMilwaukee
10.19.2023
Luz Carabaño in Hyperallergic
10.09.2023
Kate Mosher Hall in Artforum
10.05.2023
Tony Cokes at Moderna Museet
09.30.2023 – 09.22.2024
Tony Cokes at Museion Foundation
09.30.2023 – 02.25.2024
Luz Carabaño in Flaunt
09.22.2023
Rochelle Feinstein at Mehdi Chouakri
09.12.2023 – 11.04.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in NY Times
09.17.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in Latina
09.09.2023
Anita Steckel at Wonnerth Dejaco
09.08.2023 – 10.14.2023
Barbara Kasten at Bortolami
09.08.2023 – 10.28.2023
Kate Mosher Hall at Miguel Abreu
09.08.2023 – 10.21.2023
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) in NY Times
09.07.2023
Dominique Knowles in Texte Zur Kunst
09.05.2023
Tony Cokes at DIA Bridgehampton
08.26.2023
Dominique Knowles in Elephant
07.12.2023
Dominique Knowles in LA Times
07.05.2023
Raphaela Simon and Andy Robert at Michael Werner Gallery
06.24.2023 – 09.09.2023
Darrel Ellis in ARTnews.com
23.06.2023
Tony Cokes at DIA Bridgehampton
06.23.2023 – 05.2023

Artists

Rey Akdogan Olga Balema Elaine Cameron-Weir Luz Carabaño Talia Chetrit Tony Cokes Ann Craven Darrel Ellis Rochelle Feinstein Kate Mosher Hall Maren Karlson Barbara Kasten Dominique Knowles Adam Linder D’Ette Nogle Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) Andy Robert Raphaela Simon Anita Steckel Joe Zorrilla

Works by

Paul Thek Alvin Baltrop

2024


Frieze LA
02.29.24 – 03.03.24

2023

Tony Cokes and Dominique Knowles
Paris + Art Basel
10.18.23 – 10.22.23
Caitlin MacQueen and Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo)
The Dallas Invitational Art Fair
04.22.23 – 04.23.23

Frieze LA
02.16.23 – 02.19.23

2022

Rochelle Feinstein
Art Basel Miami Beach
12.01.22 – 12.03.22
Olga Balema, Ann Craven, Caitlin Macqueen and Anita Steckel
Paris + Art Basel
10.19.22 – 10.23.22
Kate Mosher Hall
Frieze NY
05.18.22 – 05.22.22
Elaine Cameron-Weir
(Shared with LambdaLambdaLambda who presented Nora Turato)
Frieze LA
02.17.22 – 02.20.22

2021

Olga Balema
(with Bridget Donahue Gallery)
Frieze NY
05.05.21 – 05.09.21

2020

Barbara Kasten
(with Bortolami Gallery)
Frieze LA - Projects
02.14.20 – 02.16.20
Andy Robert
Cape Town Art Fair
02.14.20 – 02.16.20

2019

D'Ette Nogle and Marcel Broodthaers
June
06.10.19 – 06.14.19
Andy Robert
Frieze NY
05.02.19 – 05.05.19
Group presentation
Frieze LA
02.15.19 - 02.17.19

2018

Olga Balema and Andy Robert
Paris Avant-Première
10.12.18 – 10.18.18
Olga Balema
Art Basel Hong Kong
03.27.18 – 03.31.18