Paul Knowles (1945 - 2021) | A Retrospective
February 23 - March 18, 2023
Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 1- 4 pm
[ANNOUNCEMENT, January 19, 2023]-Earls Court Gallery is honoured to present a retrospective of Hamilton artist Paul Knowles (1945-2021) life’s work. The survey of Knowles paintings will open February 23, 2023.
A warm reception hosted by Janelle Knowles will take place Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 1 until 4 pm in Gallery. All are welcome to join. No reservation is needed.
“Paul Knowles: A Retrospective” will include over 30 artworks that cover a breath of his most captivating subject matters. Paul Knowles’ art exemplified his strengths in the use of light, shadow and geometric forms. These characteristics were integrated into his subject matters which were inspired by his everyday surroundings. Knowles was known to stop the car with camera in hand and capture a subject matter currently in progress in order to reflect on the image at a later date in his studio. Such subject matters included rural Canada, urban streetscapes, familiar everyday objects, architecture and figures performing leisure activities.
Join us on Saturday, February 25 at 1 pm for the celebration of “Paul Knowles: A Retrospective.”
“Paul Knowles: A Retrospective” exhibition can be viewed in person at 215 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton. Earls Court Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. The paintings will be featured in the vast main gallery. All artworks will be featured online upon installation. Drop in and viewing appointments are welcomed.
Entry is free | Family Friendly | Fully Accessible | Online Purchase Available
Curator Andrea Jackman
Earls Court Gallery, 215 Ottawa St. N, Hamilton
Paul Knowles was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. After high school, where he pursued his arts interests and graduated from a specialized art’s program at Central Secondary School in Hamilton, he attended and graduated from OCA (now OCAD) in 1968 with a certificate from the Advertising Design program. Paul Knowles began his career working in the community, but eventually joined McMaster University. Here he had a 35 year career where he was senior graphic artist, illustrator, and supervisor. Upon his retirement, Knowles held the position of Director of Media Production Services, a multi-disciplinary department serving McMaster University, Mohawk College and community hospitals. He resided in Ancaster, Ontario with his wife Janelle.
Paul Knowles’ art practiced exemplified his strengths in the use of light, shadow and simple geometric forms. These characteristics were integrated into his subject matters which were inspired by Knowles’ everyday surroundings. He was known to stop the car with camera in hand and capture a subject matter currently in progress in order to reflect on the image at a later date in his studio. This included urban streetscapes, familiar everyday objects, simple architecture and icons typically Canadian leisure.