Award-winning glass artist Zac M. Knudson has been dazzling visitors at fairs around the world and shaking up the art scene for over 15 years. His latest project lands at Oliver Cole Gallery. The exhibition, “You Can’t Eat Money,” will feature an interactive experience centered around pieces from the artist’s poignant Bees Die We Die and Petty Cash series.
This cogent and provocative exhibition is the biggest undertaking for the South Florida native to date and will include interactive, site specific installations, as well as art pieces never before seen by the public. In his work, Knudson captures the zeitgeist of modern culture; our collective obsession with excess, convenience at the expense of the environment, and preoccupation with money... Just to name a few. All of these themes are executed with the intention to poke fun at the undeniable mess we as humans have found ourselves in.
You Can’t Eat Money
“You can’t eat money is a body of work that aims to illuminate an unavoidable truth: that we have all been lied to about pretty much everything. Every day is one big, fat manufactured reality. Our food is poison, our water doubles as our trash can, and our government has tricked us into trading most of our free lives for worthless paper. But, don’t worry, my intention is not to spread depression and fear— but instead to make fun
of our broken mess of a life and show it in a unique, visually stimulating way. The works in this show are larger-than-life exaggerations of our daily lives that will have you laughing while simultaneously questioning your very existence.
Warning ⚠ If you are easily offended… Come on in…” – Artist, Zac Knudson
Oliver Cole Gallery
Modern Contemporary Art Gallery based in Miami. Oliver, Gallery Owner and Director has been cultivating and carefully curating talent for the past 32 years, and it has furthermore solidified Oliver Cole Gallery as leader in the thriving Miami art scene.
Zac Knudson is a highly sought after glass artist from South Florida.
He is known for pushing boundaries, and continuously redefines the art of glass sculpture through his use of light, layering, and skill in etching and carving.
The recurrent themes in his work are guided by a passion for nature and a commitment to the pursuit of elevated consciousness. His work reaches into a deeper dimension of thought while maintaining a grounded foot on the realities of the modern world.
Regarding glass as his medium of choice, Knudson states, “My work is a by-product of my rebellious yet sensitive personality. It is born out of the need to break through the limits imposed on us by external forces; in both abstract and physical form.”