Kris Knight "Get Together" oil on canvas, 48x36" 2023

Superhost - New Paintings by Kris Knight 

February 10 - March 16, 2024 @ Spinello Projects, Miami 

Opening: Saturday, February 10, 6 - 9 pm

Free & open to the public


Spinello Projects is proud to present Superhost by Canadian artist, Kris Knight, debuting a series of figurative paintings inspired by the historical notion of urban exodus during an epidemic. These paintings present light-drenched emotional portals of the past and present, where mundane queer moments have impact without being sensationalized. This is Knight’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. 


Superhost is Knight’s pandemic garden series, inspired by the similarities of Victorian wellness during the tuberculosis pandemic of the 18th and 19th centuries and the connective social patterns to that of COVID19. These paintings return to the idea of being alone in the sense of wholeness: alone as in “all one.” Knight’s characters retreat from the muchness of their urban worlds for the stillness of gardens, country homes and rural Airbnbs. He cites his contemporary characters in bucolic locations referencing historical Victorian and Belle Époque garden paintings and expands his pastel palette to include the vivid, acidic greens that were popular during this era.

For more information, please contact Spinello Projects.  

Kris Knight would like to thank Canada Council For The Arts for their support with this series.  


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