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Karen Knorr

At Danziger Los Angeles 2022.

January 1 – March 1, 2022

The Return of the Hunter, Chandra Mahal, Jaipur Palace, Jaipur, 2012, Archival pigment print

The Return of the Hunter, Chandra Mahal, Jaipur Palace, Jaipur, 2012

Archival pigment print

Editions of 5 

31.5 x 39.5 inches, 48 x 60 inches, 58 x 72.5 inches

The Queen's Room Zanana, Udaipur City Palace, 2010, Archival pigment print

The Queen's Room Zanana, Udaipur City Palace, 2010

Archival pigment print

Editions of 5 

31.5 x 39.5 inches, 58 x 72.5 inches

The Maharaja's Apartment, Udiapur City Palace, 2010, Archival pigment print

The Maharaja's Apartment, Udiapur City Palace, 2010

Archival pigment print

Editions of 5 

31.5 x 39.5 inches, 58 x 72.5 inches

Interloper, Sheesh Mahal, Udaipur City Palace, 2019, Archival pigment print

Interloper, Sheesh Mahal, Udaipur City Palace, 2019

Archival pigment print

Editions of 5 

31.5 x 39.5 inches, 48 x 60 inches, 58 x 72.5 inches

Sikander’s Entrance, Chandra Mahal, Jaipur City Palace, Jaipur, 2013, Archival pigment print

Sikander’s Entrance, Chandra Mahal, Jaipur City Palace, Jaipur, 2013

Archival pigment print

Editions of 5 

31.5 x 39.5 inches, 58 x 72.5 inches

Friends in Need, Juna Mahal, Dungarpur Palace, 2020, Archival pigment print

Friends in Need, Juna Mahal, Dungarpur Palace, 2020

Archival pigment print

Editions of 5 

31.5 x 39.5 inches, 48 x 60 inches, 58 x 72.5 inches

A Faithful Companion, Samode Palace, 2010, Archival pigment print

A Faithful Companion, Samode Palace, 2010

Archival pigment print

Editions of 5 

39.5 x 31.5 inches, 60 x 48 inches, 72.5 x 58 inches

Tiger Breath, Sheesh Mahal, Amer Fort, 2020, Archival pigment print

Tiger Breath, Sheesh Mahal, Amer Fort, 2020

Archival pigment print

Editions of 5 

31.5 x 39.5 inches, 48 x 60 inches

A Moment of Solitude, Amer Fort, Amer, 2021, Archival pigment print

A Moment of Solitude, Amer Fort, Amer, 2021

Archival pigment print

Editions of 5 

31.5 x 39.5 inches, 48 x 60 inches, 58 x 72.5 inches

The Way of Ishq, Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, 2019, 48 x 60 inch archival pigment print

The Way of Ishq, Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, 2019

48 x 60 inch archival pigment print

Edition of 5

Press Release

KAREN KNORR

INDIA SONG

ADAA ART SHOW – NOVEMBER 3 - 7

For the ADAA Art Show 2021, Danziger Gallery is pleased to present a solo booth of photographs by Karen Knorr - a 21st century bestiary showcasing a selection of her constructed animal pictures taken in India between 2003 and 2021.

While Knorr’s images take some of their inspiration from the Indian tradition of personifying animals in literature and art, there is another almost subconscious strain to her work.   Going back to the time of cave painting we see that these early visual artists not only recorded their lives and surroundings, but used art to express themselves. The depiction of animals in symbolic and powerful ways and the urge to create these images with the best tools at hand is a line stretching from these unnamed cave painters to Karen Knorr. 

Playfully combining technologies and genres, Knorr mixes digital and analogue, architectural and nature photography.  Her photographs satisfy many of the requisites of traditional photography which address the surface appearance of a species or place, but then move to a paradoxical space where they begin to question the overt assumptions of the picture’s content. The boundaries of the real are thus challenged both by this hybrid process and also by the incongruity of the scenes.

If we define human experience by the culture we create, Knorr’s animals gift us with a unique expression of what it means to be human, and to see optimism and beauty in art.  Original and resonant the “India Song” pictures have received worldwide recognition.  Knorr’s work was given a solo exhibition at Tate Britain in 2015, and four of the India pictures were exhibited at The Getty Museum in 2019.

For more information please e-mail us at info@danzigergallery.com