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From the Studio

I: Devon McKnight and Manuel Angeja

March 29: As we all shelter-in-place separately, in some surprising ways we are more together than ever. During this time, The Fourth Wall will present a series of online exhibitions on our website, titled From the Studio.

This week, we are pleased to feature works on paper, paintings on panel, and a video from the studios of Devon McKnight and Manuel Angeja. Both artists were scheduled for separate two-person shows at The Fourth Wall, which have been postponed. We look forward to those shows in the future.

View other shows in the series: Sydney Cohen and Carlo Ricafort, Carrie Lederer and Kim Bennett, and Nancy Youdelman and Victoria May. Watch this site for more and follow us on Instagram for updates, including interviews with the artists.

Please stay safe and well.

“work
Devon McKnight, Blue Notebook #2, 2020, watercolor on paper, 5.75inx8.25in.
“joint
Manuel Angeja, 2019, Lathe and Plaster, joint compound on wood, 15.8x9.8in.
“acrylic
Manuel Angeja, Untitled (20191016), mixed media on panel, 24x24in.
“work
Devon McKnight, Blue Notebook #3, 2020, watercolor on paper, 5.75inx8.25in.
“acrylic
Manuel Angeja, Untitled (20170924), oil paint on panel, 12.8x8in.
“work
Devon McKnight, 2020, Grey Notebook #18, 2019, watercolor on paper, 5x7.75in.

"I just want to change my idea of painting and break it up or disembody it as much as possible, like moving across the country. You try to change your surrounding to pull yourself from your comforts to experience change and stay open. It's such a simple basic idea.... I always respond more to pieces of mine that I dont understand or that make me unsure or even frustrated as opposed to the ones that click." – Devon McKnight

“acrylic
Devon McKnight, Grey Notebook #13, 2019, watercolor on paper, 7.75x5in.
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Devon McKnight, Grey Notebook #19, 2019, watercolor on paper, 7.75x5in.
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Devon McKnight, Yellow Notebook #6, marker on paper, 8.25x5.75in.
“acrylic
Manuel Angeja, Untitled (20191013), mix media on panel, 16x11in.

"I am committed to the material practice of painting. I have a belief and understanding that content and concepts come out of working with and looking at materials.... I like to think of what I do with paint and canvas in terms of craft. It’s an old and slow communicative tradition." – Manuel Angeja

“spray
Manuel Angeja, Star, 2020, mix media on panel, 8.5x7.25in.
“acrylic
Manuel Angeja, Sixty, 2019, water based spray paint on panel, 24.5x18in.
“acrylic
Manuel Angeja, Imaginary Landscape, 2017, oil paint on panel, 12.8x8in.
“work
Devon McKnight, Yellow Notebook #22, marker on paper, 8.25x5.75in.
“untitled
Manuel Angeja, Untitled Sequence, (video excerpt)
“work
Devon McKnight, Grey Notebook #7, 2019, watercolor on paper, 5x7.75in.
“oil
Manuel Angeja, MWM, 2019,oil and casein paint on panel, 11x8in.
“work
Devon McKnight, Untitled, 2019, watercolor and colored pencil on paper, 11x8.5in.
“acrylic,
Manuel Angeja, Untitled (20160927), mix media on panel, 7.75x6in.
“work
Devon McKnight, Grey Notebook #24 , 2019, watercolor on paper, 7.75x5in.
“work
Devon McKnight, Grey Notebook #2, 2019, watercolor on paper, 7.75x5in.
“acrylic
Manuel Angeja, x Albany Landfill, 2019, oil paint on panel, 9.8x6in.