Opening Reception
Dave Greber, TRAIL MAGIQUE

TRAIL MAGIQUE is a phenomenon which expresses itself on long-distance pilgrimages during moments of synchronicity or good fortune. In the gross realm: Trail Angels, altruistic trail guardians, offer Trail Magic to pilgrims in the form of consumables (food, medicine, alcohol) or services (rides, beds, showers) throughout their journey.

Greber’s immersive exhibition at May gallery reflects an interest in—or desire to bypass—lengthy spiritual or literal pilgrimages as a catalyst for inner growth or easy satisfaction. Dave’s exhibition at May will conflate the common human desires—which are at odds with one another—of inner growth and immediate gratification. His recent completion, and occasional yellow blazing of the Appalachian Trail has lead him to study and employ traditional labyrinth forms in juxtaposition with pop-culture’s dimensionless, ephemeral, but immediate trappings of satisfaction.

My work identifies spiritual meaning within our contemporary society by applying mystic readings to popular capitalist communications and their folk reverberations. Currently, I am fascinated with pilgrimages as a universal human impulse and how they are manifested in our culture. From March, through October of 2015, my wife and I hiked the Appalachian Trail, walking 2,200* miles from Georgia to Maine, setting the stage for what will be my installation at May gallery & residency. My vision is that the exhibition will create a cohesive new strategy for spiritually metabolizing our contemporary society. – Dave Greber

*give or take

Bob Snead

Bob Snead is a native of Charleston, SC where he graduated Cum Laude in 2002 from the College of Charleston with a BA in Studio Art.  Soon after with a group of fellow grads, he formed Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston and remained founding director of the organization until 2005 when he left to pursue graduate studies at Yale University School of Art.  After receiving his MFA in painting and printmaking in 2007, he helped form the traveling artist collective Transit Antenna and spent the next two years developing community based art projects all over North America.  He has exhibited with Jack Tilton Gallery and Deitch Projects in New York, and his work can be seen in New Orleans at the Ogden Museum and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.  In 2011 he was named a distinguished alumnus of the College of Charleston for his extensive work with non-profit arts organizations, and he is currently a board member of the New Orleans literary and visual arts organization, Press Street, as well as an organizing member of Antenna gallery.
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