Wilding Cran Gallery is pleased to present Fissures in the Fold, an exhibition of new paintings by multidisciplinary artist Marty Schnapf.
Schnapf’s approach to painting follows the belief that concepts and methods thought to be incompatible usually do not contradict one another but instead offer opportunities to embrace unlikely combinations that disturb complacent viewing and elude normative interpretation. Each painting follows it’s own dimensional illogic.
The interposition of figures and spaces, mercurial but insistent, suggests a certain frailty of reality. Florescent apparitions haunt the scenes like auras or oil spills seemingly unnoticed by the inhabitants. These tenants of overlapping realities confront viewers with knowing impudence, leaving them to sort, on their own, through the complex psychosexual content portrayed. The paintings unfold with time but never reveal themselves completely.
About Marty Schnapf
Marty Schnapf (b. 1977) received his BFA from Wittenberg University and also studied in Cortona, Italy through the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. He has exhibited work throughout the U.S. and internationally at venues such as Vooruit in Ghent; Kaaistudios in Brussels; 3rd Ward in New York; Ballhaus Ost in Berlin; Caranza 25 in Mexico City; the Portland Institute of Contemporary in Portland; and Museum as Retail Space in Los Angeles. He received a Rema Hort Mann Community Engagement Grant in 2017 and is currently attending a residency at the Soulangh Cultural Park in Taiwan.