UntitledArtist: Grace KnowIton
Dates: b.1932, New York, NY
Dimensions: 2.5' x 4' x 3'
4' x 3' x 3'
3' x 4' x 3'
Current Location: CityCenter Englewood
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About Grace KnowIton
Grace Knowlton is a sculptor, painter, and photographer, who lives and works in New York. Her work often explores the imperfections of spheres. Knowlton’s untitled work invites the observer to travel over its weathered copper surface.
The three forms resemble boulders, but Knowlton intermixes negative and positive space to exaggerate their distorted presence. Knowlton says, “My sculptural work began with making three-dimensional paintings, until one day, a painting became a painted sphere. I worked first in clay, and then moved to concrete, sheet metal, Styrofoam and various other materials.
My first interest was in the closed form’s sealed space, then in the form itself. The possibilities of the surface, whether glazed or painted, were always important to me. Spherical forms gradually opened up, allowing a rich relationship between internal space and external surfaces.” Grace Knowlton’s artwork is part of many permanent collections internationally.