December 16, 2017 – January 13, 2018 all-day
Charlie James Gallery
969 CHUNG KING ROAD
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 12pm – 5pm
Charlie James Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition We’re All Equally Unimportant by Keith Rocka Knittel featuring new paintings, drawings, and sculpture on view December 16, 2017 through January 13, 2018.
In the main gallery viewers are greeted by a large drawing of a cat sitting happily in front of a mouse hole accompanied by the phrase “We’re all equally unimportant!” a play on zen proverbs, at once humbling and liberating. This drawing is reproduced and screen printed on twenty-six panels fabricated from stretched fragments of used drop cloths and clustered, along with plaster sculptures of mouse holes, throughout the gallery.
Rocka Knittel has modified the passageway from the main gallery to a second, smaller gallery from a traditional doorway into a large mouse hole – a physical threshold directly referencing the drawing, paintings and sculptures. Beyond the mouse hole are shadowy versions of the works in the main gallery, akin to finding dirty insulation, electrical conduit and a contractor’s forgotten trash hiding inside the wall of a house.