Margot Quan Knight
After viewing the different works of artist Margot Quan Knight, it’s hard to get them out of your head; they leave a deep impression—most of the time it being unsettling rather than pleasant. With training from Dartmouth College and Bard College and a sponsorship from FABRICA, Quan Knight has the aptitude to use a wide array of mediums, techniques, and theories to precisely convey her ideas. Not only does Quan Knight have expert craftsmanship, but also an incredibly perceptive mind that beautifully translates into her oeuvres. In her 2003 Taking Care series, bodies with their bloodless dismembered parts are laid out in various settings—a clean bed, rocky creek, grassy field, sandy beach. While initially these images provoke a sickened response, the audience begins to feel an uncomfortable sense of familiarity. With this collection, Quan Knight was exploring the “calm feeling after falling apart, and the importance of loving and protecting one’s self.” With all her works, Quan Knight reaches into the hidden crevices of the human soul and accurately portrays the silence, loneliness, loss, and lack one can experience. To view Margot Quan Knight’s work, click here.