You know that moment when you spot something out of the corner of your eye, and when you turn around to look at it, it’s gone? That’s the sensation we get from Britt Snyder’s paintings. His muddled brush strokes upend our perception of what’s real and what’s tangible, leaving ghostly traces that seem to follow his subjects’ movements. While his work appears to be based on everyday scenes, they become disorienting and alien because of his execution. Snyder is based in the Boston area and is a professor of art at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. While he is an experienced commercial artist who has worked with many high-profile companies, his personal work is painterly and in the vein of 20th century artists like Gerhard Richter.