23 August – 28 September 2013
For his show entitled Elevated Uncertainty, John Knuth has created a series of paintings and Polaroid photographs using emergency smoke flares and Mylar thermo blankets. The show explores the idea of chance, uncertainty, and the unknown as an amorphous, transcendent place. The word “elevated” in the title is used as a term for being high and the word “uncertainty” as a place of the unknown.
The series of new paintings are created in Denmark in the days before the exhibition. Using the orange pigment from emergency smoke flares to stain the canvas, John Knuth creates abstract paintings, each of which draws a beautiful range of highly formalized imagery.