Performance: Eric Snell | Spiral

Nov 16 - 17, 2023 7722 Girard Avenue

Performance: Thursday November 16 at 6 pm
7722 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

UK-based artist Eric Snell will return to San Diego for a reprise of one of his quintessential wall drawings from the mid-80s, in this iteration employing the burning branch of a locally sourced eucalyptus.


Eric Snell engages with both ‘low’ and ‘high’ forms of technology—from drawing on
walls with burnt sticks, to collaborating with leading experts in broadband technology
while working on his current transglobal Clouds project.

Following on from an invitation in 1988 to realise a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego as part of the museum’s commitment to showing young British artists, Snell went on to show regularly with Mark Quint. Now, some 30 years on, the gallery has invited Snell back to realise as a performance, ‘Spiral’.

Always looking to push our understanding of what drawing is and what it could be, Snell,
over the years, has worked with a range of expanded mediums, and the Museum of
Contemporary Art San Diego now has in their collection several examples from the
Magnetic Drawing Series, along with a number of burnt wood works, including Carbonari
and the Last Supper.

An Arts Council of England Research Fellow, an alumnus of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, and of the Cité Internationle des Art, Paris, along with his time living in New Mexico on the Roswell Artist in Residence Programme, Snell enjoys and thrives working in, and responding to new environments.