New, Funny and Odd Videos on View
The Museum of Art proudly announces the acquisition of Fragments from the Wheels of Ezekiel (nos. 13, 6, 10, and 8), by John Knecht, video artist and retired professor from Colgate University. These Fragments are in digital video and presented on four flat-screen monitors, on view in the Cardamone Gallery through March 30, 2014. They are from a larger series featuring Knecht’s hand-drawn animations that are inspired in part by the hallucinatory imagery described in the Book of Ezekiel.
Knecht’s imagination runs wild in these funny, odd, Fragments. He has a straightforward, even blunt, drawing style and uses bright colors that invite comparisons to comics. He draws scenes based on his own life and memories of growing up in Wisconsin, so there is an everyday-ness to his images, but then . . . something weird happens to fly by or bounce around or change into something else and you suspect you are no longer in Wisconsin, or even Kansas. Or perhaps you have simply pulled the proverbial curtains back far enough to see under the surface of appearances.