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Holding This Moment

Holding This Moment | Pine and Sawhorse Brackets | 6’ x 2’ x 4" | 2014
Holding This Moment | Pine and Sawhorse Brackets | 6’ x 2’ x 4" | 2014

Set Us Apart

Set Us Apart | Plastic Chair and Concrete | 22” x 24” x 36” | 2013-2017
Set Us Apart | Plastic Chair and Concrete | 22” x 24” x 36” | 2013-2017

Market Reliance

Market Reliance | Pine, Corrugated Plastic, and  Fluorescent Vinyl | 30" x 39" x 92" | 2013
Market Reliance | Pine, Corrugated Plastic, and Fluorescent Vinyl | 30" x 39" x 92" | 2013

Spire

Spire | Tarp, Steel Studs, and Tape | 59” x 38” x 48” | 2015
Spire | Tarp, Steel Studs, and Tape | 59” x 38” x 48” | 2015

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About Kirk

Baltimore City

Kirk Amaral Snow is a Baltimore-based intermedia artist whose practice investigates the relationship between the built world and performative aspects of culture. Shaped by the DIY Punk scene as much as visual art, his work finds a middle ground between the minimalism of early Wire, the poetic cultural critique of DC’s Revolution Summer bands, and the post-minimal and conceptual art practices of the 60’s and 70’s.  Influenced by the idea of “vernacular building”, Amaral Snow finds a... more

MORE DOING

ICA Baltimore
11/9/18-12/8/18

For the last decade, Kirk Amaral Snow has developed a body of work that investigates the relationship between the built world and performative aspects of culture. Drawing on an immediacy inherited from the DIY Punk scene, he makes simple, poetic objects that reference encounters with vernacular building as a contrast to highly crafted design.

With MORE DOING, Amaral Snow digs deeper into the language of home-center improvement projects and YouTube “Do-It-Yourself” design. Displaying gestures and materials that echo and repeat, the works in the exhibition reveal a process of iteration and experimentation often absent from polished media representations of “making”.

  • Search For Ourselves

    Search For Ourselves | Steel Stud, Speed Square, and Clamp | 66″ x 39″ x 30" |  2017
    Search For Ourselves | Steel Stud, Speed Square, and Clamp | 66″ x 39″ x 30" | 2017
  • Running In Place

    Running In Place | Steel Stud and Spring Clamps | 67″ x 5″ x 7" |  2017
    Running In Place | Steel Stud and Spring Clamps | 67″ x 5″ x 7" | 2017

The Lonesome Crowded…

Solo exhibition at The Distillery Gallery (Boston, MA).

  • The Lonesome Crowded…

    The Lonesome Crowded… | Installation Shot | 2015
    The Lonesome Crowded… | Installation Shot | 2015
  • Fact Leaves a Ghost

    Stair Stringer, Concrete, Sign Stand, and Rigid Foam | 60” x 61” | 2015
    Stair Stringer, Concrete, Sign Stand, and Rigid Foam | 60” x 61” | 2015
  • Transept

    Transept | Tarp, Steel Stud, Screws, and Tape | 8’ x 9’ x 4’ | 2014
    Tarp, Steel Stud, Screws, and Tape | 8’ x 9’ x 4’ | 2014
  • Half-Friend

    Half-Friend | Waferboard and Sign Stand | 20” x 26.5” | 2015
    Half-Friend | Waferboard and Sign Stand | 20” x 26.5” | 2015
  • Infrastructure

    Infrastructure | Pine Studs and Crutch | 6’x8’x5’ | 2013-2015
    Infrastructure | Pine Studs and Crutch | 6’x8’x5’ | 2013-2015
  • Spire (detail)

    Spire | Tarp, Steel Studs, and Tape | 59” x 38” x 48” | 2015
    Spire | Tarp, Steel Studs, and Tape | 59” x 38” x 48” | 2015
  • Spire

    Spire | Tarp, Steel Studs, and Tape | 59” x 38” x 48” | 2015
    Spire | Tarp, Steel Studs, and Tape | 59” x 38” x 48” | 2015
  • Cornerstone

    Cornerstone | Concrete and Plastic Storage Bins | Dimensions Variable | 2015
    Cornerstone | Concrete and Plastic Storage Bins | Dimensions Variable | 2015
  • Holding This Moment

    Holding This Moment | Pine and Sawhorse Brackets | 6’ x 2’ x 4" | 2014
    Holding This Moment | Pine and Sawhorse Brackets | 6’ x 2’ x 4" | 2014

sübSamsøñ Residency

Works produced during residency at Samsøñ (Boston, MA).

  • Crypt

    Tarp, Pine Stud, and Tape | 2" x 9’ x 9’ | 2014
  • Set Us Apart

    Set Us Apart | Plastic Chair and Concrete | 22” x 24” x 36” | 2013-2017
    Set Us Apart | Plastic Chair and Concrete | 22” x 24” x 36” | 2013-2017
  • Traditional Values

    Copper Pipe and Handrail Brackets | 68" x 53" x 3" | 2013

Live Works

Select performances and live works.

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    8-hour Performance with Sandbags, Glasses, Pitcher, and Water | Allegheny College (Meadville, PA) | 2013
  • What Lies Beneath (5)

    Five-Hour Performance with Drywall, Spackle, and Screws | MEME Gallery (Boston, MA) | 2010
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    30-minute Performance with Sandbags | Fonderie Darling (Montreal, QC) | 2012
  • It’s Hard to Stand on My Own

    Performance with Plaster, Sandbags, and Modified Crutches | Grace Exhibition Space (NYC) | 2011
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    Performance with Sand, Empty Sandbags, and Utility Knife | Studio Soto (Boston, MA) | 2013 | photos by Daniel DeLuca

Additional Sculpture

Additional works produced prior to sübSamsøñ Residency

  • When Transition Becomes Stasis

    Ladder, Drywall, Aluminum Studs, Adjustable Clamps, Joint Compound, and Paint | 2’ x 4’ x 8’ | 2010
  • Sometimes It’s Hard To Go On

    Book of Portuguese Fairytales, Two Fans, and Pine Platform | 40” x 20” x 10” | 2009
  • What Lies Beneath

    Plywood, Molding, Screws, Interior Paint, and Primer | Dimensions Variable | 2011
  • We’ll Get Back To You

    Pine, Concrete Bricks, Corrugated Plastic, and Fluorescent Vinyl | 30" x 39" x 20" | 2012
  • Conspicuous Consumption

    Cardboard, Packing Tape, and PVA | 18” x 16” x 72” | 2010
  • Poor Outlook

    Pine, Concrete Bricks, Corrugated Plastic, and Fluorescent Vinyl | 30" x 33" x 50" | 2012
  • Forecast

    Pine, Concrete Bricks, Corrugated Plastic, and Fluorescent Vinyl | 30" x 33" x 51" | 2012
  • Market Reliance

    Market Reliance | Pine, Corrugated Plastic, and  Fluorescent Vinyl | 30" x 39" x 92" | 2013
    Market Reliance | Pine, Corrugated Plastic, and Fluorescent Vinyl | 30" x 39" x 92" | 2013
  • Palisade

    Quikrete and Reflective Driveway Markers | Dimensions Variable | 2012

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