Equinox Gallery is pleased to present Gone and Going, Devon Knowles’ first solo exhibition with the gallery.
In Devon Knowles’ new body of work the engineering of materials is implicit as both the subject and process of the work. Through a sustained process of observation, Knowles documents urban sites and neighbourhoods in transition, intuitively noting the recurrence of colours and patterns present in her chosen locations. Her walks through neighbourhoods are filtered through multiple technologies, as she fragments and reassembles the changing landscapes into aluminum, fused glass, and stained-glass compositions. In describing her work the artist notes that, “texture, colour, their source and the small variations in their physical dimensions are all important. Texture can blow out the colour as the physical light glares on its surface, making it impenetrable from certain points of view. What becomes evident at that moment, where it is all surface and you cannot see beyond the glare of external light bouncing, is a temporary boundary.” This idea of boundaries permeates Knowles’ work where her thoughtful use of materials drives the careful examination of spaces, edges, and their human presence.
Knowles has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions in Berlin, Toronto, Brooklyn and Vancouver. Group exhibitions include such venues as Vancouver Art Gallery, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, and SFU Gallery, Charles H. Scott Gallery, the Western Front, Or Gallery and Unit Pitt, Vancouver. Knowles has participated in residency programs in Europe and she has received grants from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and was awarded the Mayor’s Arts Award as an Emerging Artist in Public Art. She has taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria is currently a faculty member at Langara College, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓. Knowles’ work is included in the collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Devon Knowles lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
For a list of available works please contact the gallery at info@equinoxgallery.com or (604) 736 - 2405

Devon Knowles

Devon Knowles

Devon Knowles investigates the histories, economies and social meanings of diverse materials – from denim fabric and aluminum to coloured glass and concrete. In moving such substances from their everyday context to a new environment, our appreciation of their properties and capacities becomes heightened. In working and reworking material, using traditional and contemporary fabrication methods, a rich language of the interplay of material and method emerges. As she engages with theories of perception, optical effects and tactility, alongside the direct act of making, Knowles encourages the viewer to access her work from a shared intimacy and sympathetic attentiveness.

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Gordon Smith
A Painter’s Legacy

September 10, 2022 - October 15, 2022
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Shawn Hunt
The First Moonrise

February 19, 2022 - March 19, 2022
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Special Project
future relics of our time

February 19, 2022 - March 19, 2022
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Jack Shadbolt
The Long Echo

November 27, 2021 - January 8, 2022
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Ben Reeves
A Boat Made of Ocean

October 16, 2021 - November 20, 2021
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Etienne Zack
Reflections on a Quiet City

May 15, 2021 - June 12, 2021
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Bobbie Burgers
Natural Disorder

November 19, 2020 - December 19, 2020
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Shawn Hunt
The Beginning of Something

October 10, 2020 - November 14, 2020
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Summer Exhibition
Gallery Artists

July 28, 2020 - August 29, 2020
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Renée Van Halm
Holding Pattern

January 18, 2020 - February 15, 2020
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Gathie Falk
New Paintings and Sculpture

September 7, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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BC Binning, Devon Knowles and Renée Van Halm
Leave the Window Open

September 9, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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Some Drawings
A Group Exhibition

March 9, 2019 - March 30, 2019
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Takao Tanabe
A Major Exhibition

January 17, 2019 - March 2, 2019
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Ben Reeves
Something Edge

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Angela Teng
A Coloured Image of the Sun

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Gordon Smith
Through the Trees

September 8, 2018 - October 13, 2018
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Jack Shadbolt
The Ghost Universe

January 20, 2018 - February 22, 2018
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Al McWilliams
Floor Thoughts

December 2, 2017 - January 13, 2018
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Gathie Falk
The Things in My Head

November 7, 2015 - December 12, 2015
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