(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.

12 January 2011

Anthony Michael Sneed: "HELL FOR HIRE" at ARTJAIL:Thursday, January 13th 7-10 PM

This Thursday, January 13th ARTJAIL is hosting the opening of artist Anthony Michael Sneed's exhibition "Hell For Fire" located on 50 Eldridge Street on the 6th Floor from 7 to 10 PM.

About the artist:

Anthony Michael Sneed is a multi-platform visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. As a small child, Sneed suffered an accident that crushed his right hand, permanently disabling its use and thereby forcing him to become ambidextrous. THe implications of being right handed and switching to left as a result of this trauma and the plausible impact it has on the his right versus left brain functions fascinates Sneed and inspires inquiry into how that has translated to his work.

Legos, video games, and even the arts and craft association of the artist's process are derivative of Sneed's childhood memories. These tools and their application to the large-scale canvas comprise an ultimately self-referential language dominated by basic geometric nature of the pixel. Angular shapes and rational lines constitute the visual framework across all the mediums in which he works and gives form to ideas, both abstract and conceptual. Rigid angles sharply contrast with the playful, tongue in cheek nature of his social commentary. Often incorporating early 80s 8-bit video game aesthetics, the resulting imagery can seem anachronistic or frozen in a particular time, juxtaposing the contemporary topical content with a conscious approach.

The artist has been chosen by Shepard Fairey for an upcoming show at Subliminal Projects in LA and has shown with Leo Kesting Gallery in New York.

For more information on the artist visit his website: ANTHONY MICHAEL SNEED

See you there?

bumblebee. xx.

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