December 8, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday, December 8, 6-9 pm
Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 pm, except for Second Saturdays when hours are 6-9 pm.
Of Water, Air, and Glass is a collaboration between two sisters and their mother exploring the intersection of their dreams, fears, and experiences with their bodies. Current drawings by Marianne explore Kristina's nightmare, a slice of wallpaper made by Marianne in the 80s is revealed by curtains that include recordings of Margot's experiences of sleep paralysis. A collaborative drawing maps touch upon a collective body that is an amalgamation of all three of our traumatic as well as celebratory experiences. The exhibition also includes photographic portraits of Margot and Marianne, additional hidden audio of a Tarot card reading of Marianne's from the 1980s in a pillow, and a video of Kristina sleeping is viewable in the gallery in the daytime as well as at night through the window of Staple Goods.
Kristina Knipe is an artist and educator based in New Orleans, LA whose work explores trauma, memory, ritual, and the compulsion to beautify as a survival tactic. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, she received her BFA from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU in 2012, and her MFA from Tulane University in 2016. Recently, Knipe has exhibited in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and a selection of her body of work Artist Seeks Self Injurers was published in Female Body Image in Contemporary Art. She is a member of Staple Goods Collective in New Orleans, who believe that art is a staple of life, not a luxury.