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Cody Gallery Resurrects Stunning Body of Minimalist Sculpture by Local Artist Jennie Lea Knight

by Embracing Arlington Arts January 13, 2020 at 9:20 am 0

(This Community Post was written by Cody Gallery at Marymount University and underwritten by The Fred Schnider Investment Group/Fred Schnider Gallery of Art and Embracing Arlington Arts supporter Annie Sweeney)

Join us at Cody Gallery at Marymount University on Friday, January 17 from 6-8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of “Jennie Lea Knight: Women of Jefferson Place“! This exhibition includes a body of sculpture by Jennie Lea Knight that is best described as minimal in form, but not in process. At times stretching up to 9 feet in length, these wood sculptures show a mastery of precision in joinery and shaping coupled with a fastidiousness of craft.

Jennie Lea Knight was born in Washington, D.C. in 1933 and passed away in 2007. She received her art training in design and music at King-Smith School of Creative Arts and later graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1951, where she studied painting with Kenneth Noland. By 1964, Knight worked almost entirely in sculpture, working occasionally on paper and canvas. Knight’s work can be found in many private collections and public institutions including D.C.’s Smithsonian American Art Museum and Phillips Collection.

This exhibition is the third in the series “Women of Jefferson Place Gallery” organized by John Anderson, independent curator and writer, Meaghan Kent, Curator of Exhibitions, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, Florida and Caitlin Berry, Director of Cody Gallery. Previous exhibitions in this series include “Hilda Shapiro Thorpe” and “Mary Orwen“.

Cody Gallery, 1000 N Glebe Road, 2nd Floor, Arlington, VA, 22201, [email protected].

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