Artist Stephen Knapp is certainly showing his works of art in a new light…so to speak. For over 30 years, the artist has been creating epic and colorful art pieces using only refracted light as his medium. Knapp has exhibited his art all over the county, and it is currently on display at the Pensacola Museum of Art.
- The installations are not sketched out beforehand or programmed by computer, but rather created during the installation process as Knapp moves intuitively to choreograph his intricate light patterns.
- Stephen Knapp has been making work that is transformed by light for over thirty years, producing vibrant light installations he refers to as paintings.
- What I am trying to do most of all here is challenge any traditional notion of perception. What is it? Is it real? Is it not real? Does it matter?”
“These large-scale works utilize minimal tools, harnessing simply light and dichroic glass to throw a multitude of colors against the walls and room.”