Thursday, June 12, 2008

Joan Snyder, My Work, 1997
etching, woodcut - Paper Size: 22 x 25 1/4
Edition size: 15 $1,800
at DIANE VILLANI editions 285 Lafayette Street, NEW YORK, NY 10012
(212) 925-1075

In 2007 Artist, Joan Snyder recieved the prestigious MacArthur Award recognizing genius in her field.

Snyder is an abstract painter whose early work is characterized by strokes of paint set against grids penciled on to the canvas. The work has evolved to include elements of collage, including text, silk, burlap, juniper seeds, rusty nails, and Chinese herbs. This give her paintings texture, whic according to Snyder evokes feeling parallel to the repeated and layered notes in the composer Philip Glass' music compositions.
Snyder works in oils, acrylics, and organic and found materilas into her paintings. "It's probably one of the more exciting things that's happened in my life," she said. "I had a baby, and then there were 28 years in between, and then I got the MacArthur."

Snyder's painting may be seen at: Elaine Baker Gallery: The Gallery Center 608 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

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