“Robert Knight: In God’s House,” a collection of photographs and video by Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight, is on display Feb. 24 through Sept. 13 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute (MWPAI) in Utica, N.Y. The exhibition focuses on the adaptation of religious spaces in the Utica area.
Knight said he used “photographs and video to examine how religious groups have and have not changed across a spectrum of different religions” as the area experienced an influx of refugee and immigrant populations during the last three decades.
Knight spent two years researching religious life and sacred places in Utica with Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate. Several students – Alison Ritacco ’14, Hannah-Grace O’Connell ’14, Jasmin Thomas ’15, Sawyer Konys ’16 and Shannon Boley ’17 – were also involved through Levitt Group Research projects.