Send Me Through is the title of a new exhibition of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Ryan Schneider. The body of work is presented as the third solo exhibition for the artist at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art in New York City. Send Me Through continues the artist’s exploration into notions of the self, human experience and pursuit of a fundamental truth in life. Existential in nature, these paintings employ a faux-naive style to unearth an ambiguous and understated notion of the self, where physical human presence may or may not be found.
Formally, Schneider utilizes bold colors, flattened space and dense patterning to compose his works. The mainly large-scale paintings also embody and quiet and distant emotion that is created by placing the viewer slightly outside the realm of the subject as if allowed to observe from the sidelines or quietly from a corner of the room.