Tracey Snelling - Clusterfuck 3
16 Jan 2016 to 13 Feb 2016
New Image Art is pleased to present our first solo exhibition with Bay Area artist Tracey Snelling. A multi-layeres sculptural practice including video, photography, and object making, Tracey’s work often evokes a sense of place and the various underlying narratives within that given space.
Her Clusterfuck installations are a combination of sculptures, video projections, lights, rugs, kitsch, images, and odd accessories. The installations are immersive experiences that place the viewers at the simultaneous conjunction of a multitude of different, sometimes opposing, cultures. Is it a view into the future world we will live in? A psychedelic version of a “Blade Runner” scene? Or perhaps the clutter in one’s own mind?
Video clips from Bollywood, rap musicians, Jamaican dance clubs, and a call to prayer, among other clips, will overlap and compete in an aural and visual chaos with the soundtracks and videos from the jumble of sculptures in the space. The all-encompassing quality of the installation is designed to both over stimulate the and viewers and seduce/ensnare them.
Clusterfuck 3 will feature detritus from the artist’s studio as she prepares to leave stateside for a long residency in Berlin. The accumulation of objects, books, old magazines, and props that lived in her studio for many years will be incorperated into the mess of Clusterfuck 3, adding an intimate layer to the installation. At the end of the exhibition, visitors will be allowed to take from the remnants, participating in the recycling of her effects into new objects of curios in their own spaces.
This version of Clusterfuck will be Tracey’s messiest and craziest to date.