An Exhibition by Thom Knab
on view March 18 – April 23, 2022
Opening reception March 18, 2022 from 5-8p.m.
Amalgamate is a collection of discarded items used in a new way; finding a connection between disparate materials; appreciation of old technologies; non-traditional materials…assembled, collaged…amalgamated.
Amalgamate honors the oft overlooked art of the assemblage and collage. Using disparate pieces together to create a visual statement is key to Thomas’ work. Often using items that would be discarded and finding new uses for them is his motivation. Thomas utilizes non-traditional materials to create traditional artwork such as using puzzle pieces to create iconic portraits. He appreciates and uses printed materials within his work as well as creating his own hand-printed works. Thomas’ hope is that audiences will see the materials used while at the same time have the materials amalgamate into a new visual impression. The “engineering” involved in the connecting of the chosen materials is a welcome challenge for the artist. Thomas enjoys letting the materials guide his creative explorations and whether creating puzzle-piece portraits, hand-printed works, paper collages, or assemblages, he thrives on the tactile aspect of the materials chosen.
Thom Knab has been an art educator for 33 years, enjoying the previous 32 at Dodge Elementary School in the Williamsville Central School District. He has also been an art leader serving as president of the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA, 2013-15), the Elementary Division Director for the National Art Education Association (NAEA, 2015-2017), and president of the NAEA (2019-2021). He has exhibited in several area shows with this being his fourth solo art exhibition. He is a 2020 inductee into the National Teachers Hall of Fame.
VIEW THE GALLERY MEDITATION & DISCUSSION
with Kate Parzych
VIEW THE ARTIST TALK
with Thom Knab
Exhibitions are supported by: