Posted on December 12th, 2013 by Rebecca Thompson
Knapp’s lightpaintings are created by using cut, shaped and polished pieces of specially coated glass,, installed perpendicular to the wall’s surface, to reflect beams of colored light into abstract compositions. These unique works deepen the traditional relationship between the painter and light. They also expand the concept of light sculpture and light art, and they continue the traditions of kinetic art, op art and abstract painting. His sculptural canvases appear to be painted but are all created with light and glass.
Lightpaintings are the intersection of painting, sculpture and technology by exploring color, light and space. Knapp has more than 30 years of experience creating installation art and exploring the possibilities of light. His work can be found in museum, public, corporate and private collections.
The exhibition will be celebrated at a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 13. The artist will lecture about his work beginning at 6 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a reception featuring light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The event is free for members and $10 for guests.