Former Fellow at Hambidge Center Hosts Exhibit at Bridgewater College in Virginia
The work of Eric Kniss. Photo courtesy of Bridgewater College.
Eric Kniss, who spent time in 2015 as a fellow at the The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences in Rabun Gap, will exhibit his recent works throughout the month. The instructor of art at Bridgewater College opened “Recent Works: Sculpture and Drawing” on Jan. 4 at the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery on the college campus. The exhibit is expected to end Feb. 3, according to a press release by the college.
The exhibition consists of graphite and mixed-media drawings and kaolin installations. Kniss creates forms and patterns by sifting kaolin, a very fine white clay, onto the floor.
“Recent Works: Sculpture and Drawing” explores connections/distinctions between these two modes of working. “For several years, I have thought of these two genres as distinctly different and autonomous,” said Kniss. “More recently, I have begun to sense the possibility that there may be undercurrents of ideas and ways of thinking/making that are more interrelated than I realized.”
Kniss earned a B.F.A. in ceramics from Bethel College in North Newton, Kan., and an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His work has been exhibited in Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
For those willing to make the trip, an artist’s reception will be held 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. Both events will be in the Miller Art Gallery. The talk, reception and exhibition are open to the public at no charge.