Visual Arts

Snodgrass Jones explains how weirdness is an art form

The term "weird artist" may seems like an oxymoron. Contemporary art in itself is weird: it breaks apart the structural rules put in place before the Modernist movement and asks the viewer to suspend disbelief in order to transcend into an unrealistic world. Yet, some art is just weirder than the rest, and Snodgrass Jones creates such art.

Jones, who's part of Mind Pool, a juried group show at Next Gallery ending this weekend, showed his work at Cirque Voltaire last weekend and co-owns his own company, Stark Raven Productions, with his wife. He took some time to talk to us about what it means to be weird, how weirdness fits into the Denver art scene and why he frequently changes his mode.

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Tiffany Fitzgerald