Join us on Friday, April 23, at 3pm for a conversation with photographer Mark McKnight and Paul Soto, including a virtual walkthrough of McKnight’s solo exhibition "Hunger for the Absolute" currently on view at Park View / Paul Soto through April 24. Followed by a Q&A.
Excerpt from "Hunger for the Absolute" Exhibition Press Release:
Mark McKnight continues to expand the bounds of landscape photography and portraiture in black-and-white photographs that animate his subjects in new and radical ways. The artist has developed a signature style in which he manipulates Modernist modes of seeing, repurposing aesthetic methods that traditionally emphasized rational and heroic qualities. In McKnight’s visual world, natural landscapes and urban backdrops serve as lively stages for queer and Brown friends and intimates. These spaces also perform as pictorial subjects in themselves, containing personal and familial residue.
Mark McKnight (b. 1984, USA) currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited at Aperture Foundation, New York City; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson; California Museum of Photography; Riverside Art Museum; Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Charlie James Gallery, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, M+B Gallery, Luisotti Gallery, and The Pit Gallery, all in Los Angeles; James Harris Gallery, Seattle; Koppe Astner, Glasgow; and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York. His works are in the public collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle. McKnight’s first monograph, Heaven is a Prison, was published by Loose Joints in September 2020, with support from the Light Work Photobook Award.
Image: Installation view from "Hunger for the Absolute". Courtesy of Park View / Paul Soto