Duane Reed Gallery will present an impromptu exhibit with a large body of new functional ceramic artwork by Kevin Snipes. A reception and discussion with the artist will take place Saturday afternoon, June 21st from 2 – 5pm.
Kevin Snipes’ artwork is a combination of atypical pottery forms and quirky figurative drawings. His pieces are influenced by an array of traditional and nontraditional art forms, including street art, architecture, contemporary painting, the avid love of art history and even children’s drawings. His work has an underlying sophistication which is based in existentialist thought, creating a body of work that is both culturally transcending and personally identifiable.
Snipes grew up mostly in Cleveland, Ohio. After receiving his MFA, Snipes began a nomadic way of life, along the way participated in several artist residency programs, including the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in New Castle, Maine. He was also a visiting artist at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. After completing a year-long Taunt Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation in 2008, Kevin continued on as a Resident Artist at the Bray until January of 2011. Snipes has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including a recent solo exhibition at the Society of Arts and Craft in Boston as well as an exhibition in Jingdezhen, China. He is currently based in Chicago, Illinois.
The work will be on view through July 26th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.cost
Duane Reed Gallery
4729 Mcpherson Ave Saint Louis, MO 63108