ART MY DAD TOLD ME TO MAKE
OPENS THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013
THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013 | 6-8PM
CREATIVE COCKTAIL HOUR | 6-10PM
About the Exhibition:
For Art My Dad Told Me To Make, Jamie Sneider presents footage and materials of ongoing studio visits, Skype meetings, voicemails and emails documenting the process of making art with her father. Mr. Sneider, a Certified Public Accountant with experience in many startup and emerging companies has regularly mailed business, career and motivational books to his daughter to push her to become a successful businesswoman, and often ignored her pursuit of a career in art. When he began to give advice on what kind of art she should make, she conceded, and together they created and outsourced multiple works of art. What began a year ago as a project focused on her father's view of "saleable" art has slowly evolved into a work about their relationship, how art is valued and defined, and how they individually view a successful artistic career.
About the Artist:
Jamie Sneider is a visual and performance artist working in New York City. Much of Sneider's interdisciplinary work begins from a personal diaristic standpoint, revealing taboos and idiosyncrasies present in daily life. She draws from both pop culture references and personal archives to explore narratives of family, female sexuality, media culture and social norms. Through sculpture, performance and video, she examines identity within a public space; the content is both autobiographical and analytical of culture, often with humorous tone. Jamie Sneider is a recipient of Real Art Ways' STEP UP 2012 Emerging Artist Award, and has previously performed solo shows throughout New York at Performance Space 122, Dixon Place, The Kitchen, HERE and the Atlantic Theater, and internationally at the Copenhagen Theater Festival. She is a recipient of the Jerome Foundation grant for performance and has exhibited work in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles and Paris. Sneider's recent shows in New York City include group exhibitions at Strange Loop Gallery, Jim Kempner Gallery, Invisible Dog Art Center, VIP MFA Art Fair and the Visual Arts Gallery. Sneider received her BFA with honors from New York University's Tisch School of Arts at the Experimental Theater Wing and is currently earning her MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts.
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