Canadian-born artist Paul Kneale has been selected to have his work featured at the Rubell Family Collection’s new exhibition High Anxiety: New Acquisitions, which opened last week, along with artworks from 32 other artists. The exhibition will remain open until August 25, 2017.
About the museum
Established in 1964 in New York by Donald and Mera Rubell, and since moved to Miami in 1993, the RFC is one of the world’s largest privately owned contemporary art collections. The 40,000 square foot building continues to expand, and features acclaimed artists including Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and Michel Basquiat. In 1994, the Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) was created to expand the RFC’s public mission as a contemporary art museum. The RFC continues to exhibit and buy work from emerging artists working at the cutting edge of contemporary art.
About the exhibition
From the press release: “High Anxiety: New Acquisitions presents selections of artworks from 32 artists acquired by the Rubell’s since 2014, many of whom explore polarizing social and political concerns through a broad spectrum ofcontemporary artistic practices. In gauging the output and energies of these artists we find creative currents that speak to our shared state of uncertainty, nervousness and pessimism. “Artists help us comprehend and grapple with the critical issues in our lives,” says Mera Rubell.”
Along with Paul Kneale, other distinguished artists like Frank Benson, Karl Holmqvist and Katja Novitskova will be featured. The works aim to speak to the state of uncertainty our current political climate has created.
About the artist
Paul Kneale is interested in the way the world can be translated into a digital language that depersonalises the people and objects in our day-to-day lives. Kneale manipulates scanners to create a unique way of painting where the scanner captures the light in his studio rather than an image, thus it renders the visual traces of the environment around the machine. Built up from multiple layers and colours resulting from the variations in the studio light, they represent the coexistence of digital and physical reality.
These paintings will be shown in the High Anxiety exhibition along with Kneale’s ‘Event Horizon’ sculptures, which use the visual metaphor of a trashcan filled with noble gasses to comment on the trajectory of consumer goods from ownership to landfill.
Exhibition artists include: Mathis Altmann, Kathryn Andrews, Frank Benson, Simon Denny, Lizzy Fitch, Aaron Fowler, Cy Gavin, Isa Genzken, Secundino Hernandez, Karl Holmqvist, Anne Imhof, Samuel Levi Jones, Josh Kline, Paul Kneale, Calvin Marcus, Jesse Mockrin, Katja Novitskova, Solange Pessoa, Magali Reus, Bunny Rogers, Jennifer Rubell, Max Hooper Schneider, Hito Steyerl, Torey Thornton, Ryan Trecartin, Stewart Uoo, Andra Ursuta, Brent Wadden, John Waters, John Williams, Michael Williams and Jordan Wolfson.