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Performance: Eric Snell | Spiral at Quint Gallery
November 16 @ 6:00 pm
UK-based artist Eric Snell will return to San Diego for a reprise of one of his quintessential wall drawings from the mid-80s, in this iteration employing the burning branch of a locally sourced eucalyptus.
Eric Snell engages with both ‘low’ and ‘high’ forms of technology—from drawing on walls with burnt sticks, to collaborating with leading experts in broadband technology while working on his current transglobal Clouds project.
Following on from an invitation in 1988 to realise a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego as part of the museum’s commitment to showing young British artists, Snell went on to show regularly with Mark Quint. Now, some 30 years on, the gallery has invited Snell back to realise as a performance, ‘Spiral’.
Always looking to push our understanding of what drawing is and what it could be, Snell, over the years, has worked with a range of expanded mediums, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego now has in their collection several examples from the Magnetic Drawing Series, along with a number of burnt wood works, including Carbonariand the Last Supper.