CHARLEY SNOW & BEN STEELE

March 12 - April 2, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday | March 12, 2016 | 3:00-6:00 pm

Charley Snow _ Ben Steele

Charley Snow earned his BFA from the University of Utah in 1998. After graduation, he spent time working as an assistant to still life painter David Dornan, in addition to painting full time. Charley's work is included in a growing number of private collections from Massachusetts to California. He currently lives in Helper, Utah.

“What I like most about painting is the act of interpreting nature. When I layer splashes, drips, and strokes of paint to create an image, painting takes on a double life. Both the image and the marks are interesting.  That is essentially what painting is about for me—both the abstract and real existing in the same painting."

Ben Steele was born in 1977 in Kennewick, WA. He graduated from University of Utah in 2002 with a BFA in painting and drawing, continuing his education at the Helper Workshops under the instruction of David Dornan and Paul Davis. The summer workshops led to a multi-year internship with Dornan. Steele relocated to Helper, where he has been living and working as an artist ever since.

"My paintings are about how we see icons and everyday objects. The playful side of my work deals with the difference between a child's naivety and the desensitized view of an adult. Popular imagery floods our visual world and we lose our ability to separate the work from its cultural meaning. My intent is to explore this phenomenon and re-expose viewers to the images so they can open up and enjoy the work in a new way."

Wish you were here Signed Bessie Charley Snow
Wish you were here, Signed Bessie
Oil on canvas
2016
48 x 40 inches
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Sophie Takes a Long Weekend Charley Snow
Sophie Takes a Long Weekend
Oil on canvas
2016
48 x 40 inches
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Patty Cake Charley Snow
Patty Cake
Oil on canvas
2016
48 x 48 inches
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Tilly Charley Snow
Tilly
Oil on board
2016
12 x 12 inches
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Mishka Charley Snow
Mishka
Oil on board
2016
20 x 20 inches
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Magic Charley Snow
Magic
Oil on board
2016
20 x 20 inches
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Beth Charley Snow
Beth
Oil on board
2016
20 x 20 inches
 
Lucinda Charley Snow
Lucinda
Oil on board
2016
20 x 20 inches
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Waffles The Cow Charley Snow
Waffles The Cow
Oil on board
2016
20 x 20 inches
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Jasmine Charley Snow
Jasmine
Oil on board
2016
18 x 17.5 inches
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Nellie Charley Snow
Nellie
Oil on board
2016
20 x 20 inches
 
Sunny Charley Snow
Sunny
Oil on canvas
2016
48 x 40 inches
 
Rose Charley Snow
Rose
Oil on canvas
2016
48 x 48 inches
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Charley Snow
Natty
Oil on canvas
52 x 52 inches
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Cubist Gumballs Ben Steele
Cubist Gumballs
Oil on canvas
2016
50 x 40 inches
 
A Brief History of Color Ben Steele
A Brief History of Color
Oil on canvas
2016
20 x 40 inches
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The Odd Course at St Andrews Ben Steele
The Odd Course at St. Andrews
Oil on canvas
2016
34 x 44 inches
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Packs of Pop Ben Steele
Packs of Pop
Oil on canvas
2016
60 x 66 inches
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Nighthawks Cafe Ben Steele
Nighthawks Cafe
Oil on canvas
2016
24 x 36 inches
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Monatary Ben Steele
Monatary
Oil on canvas
2016
21 x 49 inches
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Modernist Motel Ben Steele
Modernist Motel
Oil on canvas
2016
20 x 30 inches
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Matisse Milk Ben Steele
Matisse Milk
Oil on canvas
2016
20 x 16 inches
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Ice Cold Ben Steele
Ice Cold
Oil on canvas
2016
24 x 36 inches
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Hooked on Hogan Ben Steele
Hooked on Hogan
Oil on canvas
2016
40 x 50 inches
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Gold Rush Gumballs Ben Steele
Gold Rush Gumballs
Oil on canvas
2016
60 x 48 inches
 
Etch Upon a Star Ben Steele
Etch Upon a Star
Mixed media
2016
24 x 29 x 4 inches
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Elvis Farms Ben Steele
Elvis Farms
Oil on canvas
2016
24 x 36 inches
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Double Dutch Ben Steele
Double Dutch
Oil on canvas
2016
34 x 44 inches
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Developing Dots Ben Steele
Developing Dots
Oil on canvas
2016
45 x 65 inches
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Andys Legos Ben Steele
Andy's Legos
Oil on canvas
2016
55 x 50 inches
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