Daniel Swanigan Snow
DAY AND NIGHT
Outsider Art Fair, January 19-22, 2017
solo booth #4
2017 Metropolitan Pavillion, 125 West 18th St.
Daniel Swanigan Snow interviewed by filmmaker Richard Lehun, color corrected green for inclusion in Snow's sculpture "Cinema Verde" (2017)
Cathouse is pleased to showcase the work of Daniel Swanigan Snow in Day and Night, a solo presentation in booth number 4 at the 2017 Outsider Art Fair.
This latest showing of Snow's works, following his remarkably successful debut at last year's fair, marks the gallery's second appearance as an Outsider Art Fair exhibitor.
The gallery is deeply honored that Edward M. Gómez, senior editor of Raw Vision magazine and curator of a special, 25th-anniversary exhibition that will be on view at this year’s fair – commemorating the history and development of this leading, annual event in the outsider and self-taught art field – has selected Snow’s sculpture, Totem III, for inclusion in this historically themed survey. The appearance of one of Snow's recent works in this historic show is a sign of the rising profile of an artist who comes from a long career in theater and film and, after having begun making art intensively at the age of 54, just over ten years ago, has established himself as a creative force to watch in the outsider and self-taught art field.
In a critical note about Snow's solo exhibition at Cathouse FUNeral early last year, Gómez called attention to certain technical affinities between his mixed-media, found-object assemblage sculptures and those of such noted self-taught artists as Lonnie Holley and the late Hawkins Bolden.
During last year's Outsider fair, Snow’s eclectic and often electric work was the focus of an in depth article in Huffington Post, authored by Priscilla Frank, that highlighted the relationship between the performative aspects of Snow’s sculpture and his career as an actor. Additional relevant press includes a positive mention and photo in this year's annual Hyperallergic fair preview by Gómez.
Snow's booth will feature several small and large-scale works; notably, The Mystic, which, like much of Mr. Snow’s sculptural-assemblage, has an in-the-dark and in-the-light aspect (hence the title Day and Night). The masterful Cinema Verde (pictured in Hyperallergic) will also be on view; a large free-standing sculpture composed of many things green, including an embedded video monitor that plays a recent on film interview with the artist himself – custom color-corrected in green for this purpose – by award-winning filmmaker, Richard Lehun.