LOCATION: Plinth Gallery - 3520 Brighton Blvd



  • Fri, Oct 4, 2019 - Fri, Oct 25, 2019

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For our October exhibition, we are pleased to present new work by ceramic artist Kevin Snipes. We are partnering with The Art Students League of Denver for this exhibition and 2 day workshop October 5-6 in which he will demonstrate the construction and decoration of his narrative vessels. Snipes first exhibited at Plinth Gallery in November 2009 and we are honored with his return to the gallery.

Kevin Snipes is a visual story teller, using the ceramic vessel as a surface for narrative using text and drawing. The artist's iconography deals with the concept of "duality," an instance or the occurrence of opposition of concepts. In his work, Snipes surface illustrations deal with the condition of duality in our culture: race, ethnic divisions, and difference. When asked if he creates work that is African-American centric, he responded " Rather than creating artwork that speaks of love or victimization of African-Americans, I speak of the problems underlying the cognition of difference."

Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan elaborates further, "Kevin's work speaks softly, yet powerfully and eloquently about our culture. His narrative drawings are about race ethnicity, color, all those things that we have difficulty talking about. Yet when experienced as a story, as a narrative on a ceramic vessel, his work transcends those artificial barriers. He is a masterful ceramic artist and a skilled and elegant draftsman. His vessels serve as an eloquent discourse on our contemporary culture."

Opens First Friday, October 4 2019, from 6pm-9pm. Join Plinth Gallery for a reception with the artist and experience the live creation of Kevin's masterful drawing of a full-size image on a gallery wall. On-site parking is available.

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