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Colin Snapp's "Continental Drift" opens at The Journal Gallery
Colin Snapp, Continental Drift, 2012. C-print, 72 x 96 inches framed. Courtesy of The Journal Gallery.
BROOKLYN, NY.- The Journal Gallery presents "Continental Drift," an exhibition of new work by Colin Snapp. Shot during the artist's recent travels through southern Morocco, the video and enlarged video stills in "Continental Drift" explore the theme of tourism and its relationship to the natural landscape.

Filmed entirely through the windows of tour buses, trains, taxis and rental cars, the video Leica Toll acts to highlight moments of collision between the observer and his cultural restrictions. The soundtrack consists of a series of field recordings the artist took while in the Sahara. Synthesized from such disparate sources as insects, prayer calls and a butane torch, the recordings at times seem to be a natural soundtrack to the video while at other points the audio and visual are dissonant. This disconnect creates a record of, and even a nostalgia for, an invented moment.

Though derived from the video footage of Leica Toll, the printed stills in "Continental Drift" offer respite from the fragmentation of the video. The reflection in a swimming pool of a veiled woman averting her eyes from the camera, the back of one tour bus as seen through the windshield of another, a group of tourists taking photos, palm trees bathed in a supernaturally eerie glow. Often obscured by the confines of the vehicles, and tinged by reflective glass, these video stills are a visitor's impressions of the landscape he himself inevitably imprints.

Born in 1982 in Washington state, Colin Snapp lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent exhibitions include "Discovering Slowness" at Tabacka Cultural Center, Kosice, Slovakia; "Proyectos Ultravioleta" at Foto>30, Guatemala City, Guatemala; "Times Square AEO LED Billboard Project," New York, NY; Sculpture Center, New York, NY; Jericho Ditch, Isle of Wight, VA; "Colin Snapp / Daniel Turner" at Martos Gallery, New York, NY and a screening at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Colin Snapp's work was most recently featured in "Two Works" by The Journal Gallery at NADA Miami Beach, 2011.





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