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Tom Snelgrove

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Something to Grow On, Oil on Panel, 36 inches X 36 inches, 2009
Commanding Presence, Oil on Panel, 48 inches x 60 inches, 2005
Swansea Arms Race, Oil on Panel, 48 inches x 60 inches, 2009
Ebb and Flow, Oil on Panel, 60 inches x 48 inches, 2008
Rapture, Oil on Panel, 20 inches x 32 inches, 2008
Artist's Statement

My work focuses on the interaction among life forms and their environments. Specifically, I am interested in the narrative that results from these relationships. Working with oil on panel, I portray this dynamic by producing images that do not blatantly illustrate such circumstances. Instead, I prefer to address these concepts via obscured figures that often blend with their environments on a certain level, making it necessary to "parse" the situation. Through monochromatic colors, obscured and morphed forms, I add a level of ambiguity that requires the viewer to focus on the possibilities of the narrative evoked. Finally, the painted surface is slick, resembling plastic, in order to mimic a certain "appropriate" level of artificiality.


2010 “What Matters Most?”, Exit Art, New York, NY
2009 “Seid Show : Recession Art”, Gerber-Seid Fine Art, New York, NY
“Old School”, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
2008 “Art for Change”, Ken Jones Jr. Fine Art, Easton, PA
2007 "Loaded" (Curated), M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY
2006 "Around the Figure", Ch’I Contemporary Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
2005 "Now Playing”, Ritz Gallery, Newburgh NY
2004 “Groundswell”, White Columns, New York, NY
“The Armory Show”, Raid Projects, New York, NY
“By Invitation”, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2003 “Unframed First Look” curated by Ross Bleckner, Peter Halley and Sue
Williams, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
“Affordable Art Fair”, Ch’i: Contemporary Fine Art, London, England
“Selections”, Gerber-Seid Fine Art, New York, NY
“Recession 2003 - $99 Bargain Store Show” curated
by Tim Thyzel, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY