Sue Muskat Knoll's work is both figurative and abstract
Sue Muskat Knoll lives in Monterey, where the “colors of the country have been a huge influence” on her work as both a figurative and an abstract artist, she says. Knoll became a “sewing maniac” when she moved to the Berkshires 14 years ago and started quilting as part of her daughter’s Kinderhof program.
The basic geometric shape, she discovered, echoes her affinity for the artistry of Josef Albers, whose most noted work is his Homage to the Square series, which explores concentric squares and color. Knoll’s combination of pattern and intense color is seen in the detail here from Lay It on Thick, a work of acryla gouache on panel.
Knoll will be part of a group show at Geoffrey Young’s gallery at 40 Railroad St. in Great Barrington, from October 8 to 29, 2016.