Dominique Knowles on Platform for Alt-Basel

The Green Gallery is pleased to announce its participation on Platform for Alt-Basel. We will be  presenting works by Dominique Knowles. Two works by the artist are featured for a limited time through Platform's site.

Knowles’ work invites through the archetypal and moves beyond as an incredibly specific expression of interspecies companionship. At once a seemingly private language, its monumental character reveals that the work is generated from primordial knowledge. They garner strength from the formless, fluid movement of unbounded rhythm. His poetics are epic in scale, with an intimate cadence that ebbs and flows in sub-realities. There’s a symbiosis of confessional narrative and emotional lyric, acting as a soft ground for a central figure of luminously erotic queer desire. Romantic longing nourishes an empathic absorption into a space pulsating with aliveness. The aesthetics consistent resonance of humane and animal grief is redemptive. Through alchemy, there’s hope for rebirth as its ochre atmosphere breathes prenatal warmth and a givenness for meditations on ancient sentience. This open and untethered vision of inter-being is more than a pollyannish dream of a beautiful ecology. The stakes of this cosmology are deep within solemn contemplation of what is nature, how does one maintain another’s quality of life and what capacity of being death doula allows for a way to die with dignity & grace.

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