September 19th, 2014 |For the first time in our gallery history, Kai Lin Art is proudly to present elsewhere: a solo exhibition by Kent Knowles. Showcasing 30 paintings, 20 drawings, with 7 sculptural works, Kent Knowles explores the idea of self-preservation and self-isolation in an overly stimulated world. Using thick, rhythmic brushstrokes, he gesturally paints elegantly distorted female figures interacting with various animals in an intriguing suspension of reality. One can feel the sense of solitude within each of Kent’s paintings, bringing the viewer into a private realm where we so often retreat. The tension and relationship of each figure creates a sense of apprehension, stillness, and quiet warmth. Knowles’ palette of fresh and warm colors frame a dynamic environment full of vibrant movement. Kent’s art explores the ideas of communication and engagement between the external and internal. In an overly connected and stimulated world, we often find ourselves pondering our existence in nature through his imagery. These exquisite paintings evoke the feeling of being elsewhere.