“The fly paintings are a microcosm of the real world. If you take a million people and confine them to a tight space something magical and transcendent happens. That’s New York City. That’s also what’s happening on the canvas.” -Los Angeles-based artist John Knuth.
Hollis Taggart is pleased to present The Origin of the New World, the first solo exhibition in New York City for Los Angeles-based artist John Knuth. The artist is recognized for his engagement with environmental concerns and a singular use of fly regurgitations to produce vibrant and seemingly luminescent abstract paintings. The exhibition at Hollis Taggart, which is curated by independent curator and art dealer Paul Efstathiou, will feature a selection of new “fly paintings” and also debut a three-dimensional globe format for Knuth’s fly works. As part of the presentation, and to highlight Knuth’s process, several of the new fly globes will be made through the duration of the show. The Origin of the New World will be on view from June 8 through June 29, 2019 at the gallery’s Project Space at 507 W. 27th Street.