February 5, 2021
Mark McKnight is opening a two part, two venue exhibition at Park View / Paul Soto, Los Angeles and Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, February 2 – April 24 and February 26 – April 3 respectively. Hunger for the Absolute comprises a selection of works from his recent monograph, Heaven is A Prison. In these photographs, the artist revisits the high desert landscape of his youth to depict a sexual encounter between two men. Shot with a large-format camera, his protagonists physically echo McKnight himself, and one an- other — Latinx, hirsute, and outside conventional European standards of beauty so often idealized even in the queer community. In McKnight’s visual world, natural landscapes and urban backdrops serve as lively stages for queer and Brown friends and intimates.
Klaus Von Nichtssagend