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Fisher Gallery art exhibit explores 'space and materiality'

Casey Snyder, Propped Up, 36” x 36”, oil and mixed media, 2015

The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will exhibit Casey Snyder’s mixed media artwork in the show Physical/Ephemeral, on display from Friday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Oct. 30 with an artist’s reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Snyder predominantly works with mixed media materials in a two-dimensional format. Oil paint, spray paint, acrylic paint, ink, plastic and collage are many of the materials and processes employed in her works. She said the Physical/Ephemeral exhibition has allowed her to explore new formats and ideas for her work and has encouraged her to try creating work that she feels questions the boundaries between painting and real space.

Physical/Ephemeral is a continuation of my studio practice in which I investigate how we conceptualize space and materiality. Using mixed media and collage painting, my work forms a collision of materials that shift in-between the spatial, pictorial and tactile,” Snyder explained. “The 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.”

Snyder is currently an adjunct professor at Montgomery College and Frederick Community College in Maryland. She received her BFA in painting from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio and later her MFA in painting from Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Snyder works at the International Arts & Artists as a grants project coordinator and is also employed at the Glenstone Foundation, a contemporary art museum in Potomac Maryland.

The Fisher Art Gallery is located on the second level of Schlesinger Center. The galleries at the Schlesinger Center are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and during concert hall events. For more information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.

Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu


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