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Brian Knowles's work reminds me of Hume's time. Working in stop-motion animation, Knowles creates entire worlds, building one now upon the next to tell the story of existence. He constructs large-scale installations using mountains of painstakingly hand-crafted materials. Using a digital camera, Knowles photographs each step of the process, recording every moment, committing them to memory. Once the installation is complete—a process that can take up to 40 hours, not counting the untold hours required to create the materials—Knowles projects the animation, showing us both the world and the series of past nows that lead to its creation. When the installations are disassembled, Knowles saves every scrap of material for use in future work, allowing elements of the past to exist in future presents.
Knowles's installation Some Is Greater will be featured as part of "A Rich Stash, A Nova Incredible," a group show opening at Believe Inn on Friday. Get over there and see it before time passes you by.
"A Rich Stash, A Nova Incredible" runs at Believe Inn, 2043 N. Winchester, from June 28-July 26.