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Una Knox, In Love with Possibilities

Jessica Murray Projects
150 Eleventh Avenue, 212-633-9606
April 22 - May 21, 2005
Reception: Friday, April 22, 6 - 8 PM
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Knox takes the landmark sale by the Icelandic government of their 276,000 citizen’s genetic code to researchers as a starting point for her photo project “In Love with Possibilities.” Scraping away at the complex relationship between biological and social histories, her photographs and slide projections investigate isolation and belonging. In “Eight Seconds Made To Last Forever” Knox captures portraits of 45 Icelanders performing daily activities such as gazing out the window of their living room, waiting tables at a local restaurant, or navigating a boat.

“In Love with Possibilities” also includes five large-scale photographs. In “In Love with Possibilities 1” (2004) the façade of an old weathered house camouflages itself within the mountain landscape. Simultaneously seeming to disappear and become the central focus of the image, the house appears to be returning to the source from which its elements were initially constructed.

Una Knox was born in Vancouver, Canada. Her work has been presented in exhibitions in the Europe, Canada and the United States, including Shoshana Wayne Gallery, and has been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times. Knox lives and works in New York.
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