Offramp Gallery invites you to come and wallow in Skip Snow's Pity Party, a solo exhibition on view from May 4 - June 1, 2014. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Sunday, May 4 from 2-5pm. There will be a closing reception and artists' talk on Sunday, June 1 from 2-5pm.
The drawings in Skip Snow's Pity Party represent a particular moment in the life of the artist where he explored the idea of self-hatred. By digging into his fragile, insecure self he sought to find juxtapositions of text and image evoking pitiful self-loathing. He connects his deeply personal experience, even if somewhat comic, to a common experience of self-loathing. Does the user (audience member or observer of these images) groan with disdain at the actor who makes these images? Or do they recognize themselves with a combination of laughter, and compassion then move to forgive themselves for their own sense of despair?
Snow's naive drawing style belies his involvement with the establishment art world. Snow was a participant of the East Village Art movement 1989-1994, and has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions including MOMA’s PS 1, The Aldridge Museum, The Patterson Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Armory, The New Math Gallery, Club 57, The Sharpe Gallery, The Alexander Wood Gallery, and Fashion Moda. He suspended his public participation in the art world from 1990 until 2013.
In 2013 Snow did Project Art Exchange with collaborators Todd Gray and Frau Kolb (http://ProjectArtExchange.com). During this project he did gorilla art works at places like Blum & Poe and LACMA, and was invited to participate in events such as LA Road Concerts, and the Blackstone Gallery.
Skip Snow received his undergraduate education at NYU’s Experimental Theatre wing, and was a studio assistant to many notable artists. He worked as a performer and technician with Sky Saver Productions and The Wooster Group.
Skip Snow's Pity Party at Offramp Gallery marks Snow’s first one person project since 1990.