Midwest based painter Stuart Snoddy works on paper and on canvas. He moves between the wistful and the contemplative.
“I paint fantasy. I paint the fantasy of me. This is my story complete with the screw-ups, the pleasures, and the pleasant fictions. Who am I? I wasn’t born here. I have never known a “blood” relative. I’ve never looked upon the face of someone with the same genes as I have. Never seen my eyes in someone else. I paint people that surface from a yearning imagination. Some are illuminated by the refulgence of past encounters like a glowing filament in a freshly turned off light bulb. And some come from…who knows, or wherever. I guess I just miss my friends. Nostalgia is real sticky stuff. But this fantasy nurtures the narratives of our lives as cohesive intellectual and emotional beings. I indulge it.” Stuart Snoddy
Jools Holland being one of the best late night music shows in the whole wide world, just hosted the Midwest’s great Bon Iver, and they did this very big band version of “Calgary,” fast becoming song of the year in our book. Chills.
To our midwest brothers and sisters, if there is anything you want to do in Chicago this weekend, head on over to Mark Mulroney solo show, A Hostile Womb, at Ebersmoore Gallery. You will see something weird good. Weirdly good. Weird. Good.
If you aren’t familiar with the fugitive on the run in the Northwest named the Barefoot Bandit well you better lock up your planes, yachts and sports cars now or at least make sure they are where they should be. This modern day Robin Hood has been on the run stealing at will planes, boats and cars all over the Northwest and now looks like he’s taking his game to the Midwest. READ MORE here.