Three acclaimed and highly collected abstract artists join forces to showcase their very different styles and philosophies under similar medium and genre. All artists seek to communicate how they process their world, in very abstract and opposite, ways.
Opposites Abstract: Three Artist’s Abstract Visions
Cincinnati, OH, July 12th, 2019 --- Joining forces for this exhibition are three highly-collected abstract artists: Patrick Adams, Cheryl Chapman and Tom Snider. Working in a variety of sizes and styles, this curated exhibition brings together three of the Midwest’s more prominent painters. Adams, a long time abstract landscape painter and instructor at the University of Kentucky School of Fine Art, whose work can be found in major institutional collections such as the Mayo Clinic, The James Cancer Center, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, and the Evansville Museum of Art, Science and History, focuses on the sculpting of light and perspective, the meeting of mythical and rational. Chapman, former owner of Chapman-Friedman Gallery and featured in the collections of PNC Bank, the Carillon Corporation, The University of Kentucky Medical Center, and The Brown Forman Corporation, seeks to reflect a world view that recognizes the human desire to arrange, distill, and make sense of an infinitely complex and interrelated universe. Snider’s work is a retrospective look into his career as an abstract painter; all of the pieces date to the 1980’s. These pieces represent the processing of his experiences during that decade. Collected globally in private collections, Snider’s work is rarely seen in a public forum. This is the first public exhibition of Snider’s major abstract paintings.
The exhibition seeks to intertwine three different styles of painting and philosophies. Each artists’ work is abstract, and shows us very different, and at times opposite, representations of an individual’s experience of our culture. The viewer will find tight geometry and composition playing off loose brushstroke and mastery of color.