New sculptures feature nature

New sculptures feature nature

A piece from Meredith Randall Knight’s exhibit “The Marrow of It” lies along the paths of the Kentuck Park in Northport. CW | Lindsey Leonard

Lindsey Parrish

Patrons will be able to see University of Alabama graduate Meredith Randall Knight’s exhibit “The Marrow of It” along the paths of Kentuck Park in Northport through Oct. 19.

Twelve of Knight’s concrete and discarded material sculpture pieces line the path of the park. The embedded materials, which include objects like plastic grocery bags and packaging foam, are meant to represent the bone marrow of the object. The sculptures explore themes of nature like the ways it is manipulated and its cycles in the Southern landscape.

“The pieces have been outdoors and on-site weathering for some time so they should seem like part of the landscape,” said Greg Randall, Knight’s brother. “Meredith’s work is situated in an outdoor space with trails cut into tall grass between the individual pieces. The trail suggests an order; each piece of art is revealed in turn forming something of a sculptural narrative of form.”

Knight graduated from The University of Alabama with an MFA in sculpture. She teaches at Auburn University  of Montgomery and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art. Her other works include an outdoor installation at the Carver Museum in Gadsden, Alabama and pieces in Huntsville’s Spaces Sculpture Trail that will be installed this November and displayed through 2016. 

“The show is excellent. Meredith was a great student,” said Craig Wedderspoon, one of Knight’s former sculpting professors. 

A reception for Knight will be held Oct. 2 from 5 p.m. until dark at Kentuck Bamboo Park.