Dale Knaak's work focuses on still life objects. Specifically, how light illuminates different surfaces. Knaak had few preconceived ideas or thoughts of what it was he wanted to do for this show. The paintings directed his choices. Light, shadow and surface quality confined to the interior boundaries of the painting and a narrow timeline, were his only limitations.
This work is the culmination of hours of solitary observation. Through the control of light, the arrangement of the objects and the making of his own paint Knaak immersed himself in the process. The drawing, perspective, application and subtraction of paint and color all hold equal importance in the end results.