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Photo Unrealism – Altered Female Reality by Steven Snyder

Photo Unrealism – Altered Female Reality

New Art Show by Steven Snyder Opens Friday January 11th, 2019   5-7 PM

The female face has been the principle subject matter of Santa Fe artist Steven Snyder’s work for the past four years. This show includes her most recent paintings using collaged material from vintage and current fashion magazines, and retro photographs that have been painted over. The work, which is sometimes dark and other times playful, focuses on the impact of both fashion and the use of makeup to define our perception of what constitutes feminine. This show is “very deep and personal for me,” said Snyder, “because makeup and fashion are my tools used to change the perception of my own male face and body, to female which is my transgender identity. In many of these paintings, Snyder uses bright colors to exaggerate and distort her images. Most of this work is mixed-media and many pieces are painted on found wood, which is Snyder’s favorite surface to paint on. 

Photo Unrealism opens with a reception on Friday January 11h from 5-7 PM at 7 Arts Gallery located at 125 Lincoln Avenue. The show runs through January 31, 2019. More works by Steven Snyder can be seen at

 Photo Unrealism – Altered Female Reality, new paintings by Steven Snyder

7 Arts Gallery

125 Lincoln Avenue

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Contact: Steven Snyder

Phone: 303-520-9000