Trial is project series to be presented at Recess in the interim between residencies. As a counterpoint to the fluid, durational work/exhibition residencies that constitute Recess’ primary programming, Trial continues the mission of questioning the context of contemporary art by presenting brief (1-2 day) projects. While Recess offers residency artists the opportunity to negotiate process/production/public presentation throughout their stay, Trial seeks to punctuate the space with short projects that highlight these tensions in single works.
Trial is curated by Elizabeth Lovero.
Good Game is a performance and short video installation that takes the youth baseball exercise of slapping hands after a game as a point of departure. Turner and Snapp will stage a reenactment of the gesture, repeating and elongating the act.
Members of two high school baseball teams walk towards each other in two single file lines. As the teams pass one another, each player touches hands and says, “good game, good game, good game”. After each player has slapped hands, the players will turn around (while still in single file position) and repeat. Essentially the performance will be looped.
Colin Snapp was born on Lopez Island in 1982 and received a BFA in film making from the San Francisco Art Institute. While attending SFAI Snapp spent his summers teaching youth filmmaking seminars in Washington state. Upon graduation he spent a year living in Portland Oregon teaching art at Harold Oliver elementary school. He has traveled extensively throughout Central America, Australia, and the Mediterranean working on documentaries on subjects ranging from architecture to immigration while assisting for National Geographic Traveler, Maha Productions, and BBC News. Snapp has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Mexico City and Berlin. He currently lives and works in New York, NY.
Daniel Turner was born in Portsmouth Virgina in 1983 and holds a BFA in Fine Art from The San Francisco Art Institute. Turner has participated in museums and galleries throughout Mexico, The United States, and Europe and has received several major grants from the Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond Virginia. The artist has taught mixed media and painting courses to elementary school students as well as lectured at several prestigious University’s including New York University, Old Dominion University, and The San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently a visiting scholar at New York University and a recipient of The Lower Manhattan Cultural Councils Workspace Residency Program.
Turner and Snapp met while studying at The San Francisco Art Institute and have been collaborating for over a decade.