Monday, October 27, 2008

Pittsburgh artist Richard Schnap @ Zombo Gallery Nov 7,8 2008

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Zombo Gallery presents "Chained Angels", a collection of recent collages by Pittsburgh artist Richard Schnap. The show runs Friday (11/7) and Saturday (11/8), 2008, from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm both nights at Zombo's 4900 Hatfield Street location in Lawrenceville.

Schnap's evocative works have been shown locally for the past ten yearsat such venues as Garfield Artworks, Arrow Gallery, Digging Pitt Gallery,Dorothy 6, Gallerie Chiz and Beleza Community Coffeehouse, among others. This new show at Zombo will feature a retrospective of 64 works fromthe past few years including some that have never been shown before.

Schnap's works have been described as "thoughtful social commentary"and "simply intriguing". He himself describes them as "narrative andpoetic renderings of various aspects of our modern world and the currenthuman condition". All the works will be for sale at affordable prices.

The exhibit is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Refreshmentswill be served.


Richard Schnap was born in Buffalo, N.Y. and educated and Oberlin andVassar Colleges, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Art Institute ofPittsburgh. He supported himself for years in the marketing and fundraisingdepartments of various organizations while pursuing his interests inmusic, writing and art. He's played in many rock and folk bands often asthe chief songwriter and has been published in a variety of literaryjournals including two self-published collections. His main focus overthe past decade has been his collages, some of which can be seen onlineat


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