Statement of Work
Steve Snell wants adventure, or at least the image of one. His work is inspired by the mythology and popular culture of American history and the Western landscape. He both celebrates and critiques this fantastic, fabricated, and complicated narrative through painting, video, and ‘real’ adventures. From floating a cardboard replica of Lewis and Clark’s keelboat on the Missouri River to a random encounter with Alec Baldwin while hiking across Western Massachusetts, Snell’s work attempts to engage life as though it were an epic movie, or at least present the image that it is one.