February 3-26, 2017
“In Between” serves as a continuation of Casey Snyder’s studio research of the conceptualization of space, presence, and materials. This exhibition presents new and existing works from her current studio practice and focuses on the indeterminate space. Snyder’s art is motivated by the spatial and how light is used to describe form. Using mixed-media and collage painting, her work forms a collision of materials that shift from spatial to pictorial to tactile. Her assemblages flux in-between the personal and public, logical and senseless, theatrical and literal. Fragments become isolated or mutated, displacing the routine into the peculiar. The notion of finding an “edge” or “boundary” is what propels her practice. Oil paint, spray paint, acrylic, ink, plastic, rubber, tape, paper and various drawing materials are her methods of creating edges. Using a process of collecting, isolating, and dislodging, new images are spun from ones that already exist.
Snyder is a mixed media artist and currently lives and works in the D.C. metro area. She received her BFA in Painting from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, and her MFA in Painting from Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is an art educator working as an Adjunct professor at Montgomery College and in addition, she is employed at the Glenstone Foundation, a contemporary art museum in Potomac, Maryland.