Opening Reception for Tracey Snelling exhibition, "Here and There"

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Join us immediately following Tracey Snelling's Stamps lecture for an opening reception with the artist.

About the exhibition and artist:

"Here and There" examines the similarities, differences, and struggles that exist in the US as well as abroad. With nearly half the world's population living in poverty, and over 1.5 billion people living in extreme poverty, this continues to be one of the main challenges of our time. With my installation One Thousand Shacks, I look at the problems of extreme poverty, as well as the strength, tenacity, and ingenuity that is demonstrated in the struggle to survive. New works will examine these issues in the US, how they relate to location and, at times, the disenfranchisement of large groups of people for the sake of big business, political clout, and power.


Bio:
Through the use of sculpture, photography, video, and large-scale installation, Tracey Snelling gives her impression of a place, its people and their experience. Often, the cinematic image stands in for real life as it plays out behind windows in the buildings, sometimes creating a sense of mystery, other times stressing the mundane. Snelling’s work derives from voyeurism, film noir, and geographical and architectural location. Within this idea of location, themes develop that transport observation into the realm of storytelling, with reality and sociological study being the focus. Snelling had exhibited in international galleries, museums and institutions, including the The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Kunstmuseen Krefeld Germany; El Museo de Arte de Banco de la Republica, Bogota; the Stenersen Museet, Oslo, and the Sundance Film Festival. Her short films have screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Circuito Off in Venice, Italy, and the Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa in Portugal. She also received a 2015 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant. Snelling lives and works in Oakland, California and Berlin, Germany.
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