Fisher Gallery Presents Casey Snyder Physical/Ephemeral

By Editorial Team on September 20, 2016
Turn by Casey Snyder. Courtesy of the artist.
Turn by Casey Snyder. Courtesy of the artist.


Artist’s Reception: Saturday, September 24 from 4pm to 6pm


The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will exhibit Casey Snyder’s mixed media artwork in the show Physical/Ephemeral, on display from Friday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Oct. 30 with an artist’s reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Snyder predominantly works with mixed media materials in a 2-Dimensional format. Oil paint, spray paint, acrylic paint, ink, plastic and collage are many of the materials and processes employed in her works. She said the Physical/Ephemeral exhibition has allowed her to explore new formats and ideas for her work and has encouraged her to try creating work that she feels questions the boundaries between painting and real space.

Physical/Ephemeral is a continuation of my studio practice in I which I investigate how we conceptualize space and materiality. Using mixed media and collage painting, my work forms a collision of materials that shift in-between the spatial, pictorial and tactile,” Snyder explained. “The assemblages flux in-between the personal and public, logical and senseless, theatrical and literal.  Fragments become isolated or mutated, displacing the routine into the peculiar.”

She is currently an adjunct professor at Montgomery College and Frederic Community College in Maryland. She received her BFA in painting from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio and later received her MFA in painting from Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Snyder works at the International Arts & Artists as a grants project coordinator and is also employed at the Glenstone Foundation, a contemporary art museum in Potomac Maryland.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am to 4pm

The Fisher Art Gallery is on the second level of Schlesinger Center, which is located at 4915 E Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA. For more information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.