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Advice Taken

Advice Taken? | Pressure-Treated Lumber, Homer Buckets, Ratchet Strap, Concrete, and Sand | 105" x 73" x 78" | 2018
Advice Taken? | Pressure-Treated Lumber, Homer Buckets, Ratchet Strap, Concrete, and Sand | 105" x 73" x 78" | 2018

Sterile Tradition

Sterile Tradition | PVC Lattice Panels | 86" x 96" x 54" | 2018
Sterile Tradition | PVC Lattice Panels | 86" x 96" x 54" | 2018

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

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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. He holds BA’s in Art History (2002) and Studio Art (2003) from the University of Rhode Island, and an MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011). Amaral Snow has exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally at The Franklin (Chicago, IL), Gallery Kayafas (Boston, MA), Proof (Boston, MA), Little... 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”.

  • Race To Finish Last

    Race To Finish Last | PVC Pipe and Polycarbonate Panel | 72" x 96" x 24" | 2018
    Race To Finish Last | PVC Pipe and Polycarbonate Panel | 72" x 96" x 24" | 2018
  • Just Comfortable Enough

    Just Comfortable Enough | Performance with Plywood Stools and PVC Lamp | 30-Minute Duration | 2018
    Just Comfortable Enough | Performance with Plywood Stools and PVC Lamp | 30-Minute Duration | 2018
  • Once Called

    Once Called | Steel Studs, Cedar Shims, and Wood | 103" x 138" x 78" | 2018
    Once Called | Steel Studs, Cedar Shims, and Wood | 103" x 138" x 78" | 2018
  • 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
  • The Unknown Glow

    The Unknown Glow | Pine Board and PVC Pipe | 72" x 53" x 3.5" | 2018
    The Unknown Glow | Pine Board and PVC Pipe | 72" x 53" x 3.5" | 2018
  • 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 Fortunate One

    The Fortunate One | PVC Pipe and Wood | 55" x 23" x 3.5" | 2017
    The Fortunate One | PVC Pipe and Wood | 55" x 23" x 3.5" | 2018
  • Advice Taken

    Advice Taken? | Pressure-Treated Lumber, Homer Buckets, Ratchet Strap, Concrete, and Sand | 105" x 73" x 78" | 2018
    Advice Taken? | Pressure-Treated Lumber, Homer Buckets, Ratchet Strap, Concrete, and Sand | 105" x 73" x 78" | 2018
  • Sterile Tradition

    Sterile Tradition | PVC Lattice Panels | 86" x 96" x 54" | 2018
    Sterile Tradition | PVC Lattice Panels | 86" x 96" x 54" | 2018

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

Live Works

Select performances and live works.

Additional Sculpture 2009-2014

Additional sculptural works produced between 2010-2014.

  • 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
  • When Transition Becomes Stasis

    Ladder, Drywall, Aluminum Studs, Adjustable Clamps, Joint Compound, and Paint | 2’ x 4’ x 8’ | 2010
  • Conspicuous Consumption

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

    Quikrete and Reflective Driveway Markers | Dimensions Variable | 2012
  • Poor Outlook

    Pine, Concrete Bricks, Corrugated Plastic, and Fluorescent Vinyl | 30" x 33" x 50" | 2012
  • We’ll Get Back To You

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

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

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