Far From Here: Paintings by Gerry Snyder
Date: January 22, 2004 PST Location: Hoffman Gallery
January 22- March 14
Thursday, January 22, 5 - 7 p.m.
Artist gallery talk - 5 p.m.
The Biblical story of Lot is the theme of Gerry Snyder’s multi-panel oil paintings. The tale of Lot and his family occurs in Genesis and includes the well-known story of Sodom and Gomorrah. But there are other details to the Lot narrative that are not so widely remembered-themes dealing with incest, for example, that challenge traditional social and family values. Snyder’s series reads like storyboard vignettes or comic book cells, suggesting a cinematic presentation akin to contemporary filmmaking or television.
Formerly the Dean of Academic Affairs at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland), Snyder is a professor of art and the chair of the Art Department at the College of Santa Fe. His work was featured in the Whitney Biennial in 2002.
Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
Gallery hours–Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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