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Incest the Game the Whole Family can Play

Incest the Game the Whole Family can Play - detail

Dash Snow
Incest the Game the Whole Family can Play

2006

Unique photograph, vintage record player with hand painted record, hand painted cinderblocks

Dimensions variable
This Was Your Life

This Was Your Life

Dash Snow
This Was Your Life

2005

Leather couch, rosary, mask with human hair, mirror, fur coat, horny hillbilly, palm tree, snakeskin boots, silent witness

205.7 x 195.6 cm
In This Was Your Life, Dash Snow uses the sensational story of cannibal and self-style messiah Daniel Rakowitz as an inspiration for his installation. Drug den accoutrements of cheap leather sofa, potted plant, satanic medallion, and snake skin boots are compiled in shrine-like effigy, rendering a portrait of a monster as a sad, pathetic, ridiculous cliché. Piled in the well-worn seat of pot-head immobility, these relics of evil are transformed to impotent and empty mementos. Accompanied by a newspaper clipping detailing bizarre court revelations, Snow’s installation examines the fine line between banality, insanity, and sheer terror.
Fuck the Police

Fuck the Police

Fuck the Police

Fuck the Police

Fuck the Police

Fuck the Police

Dash Snow
Fuck the Police

2005

45 Framed press clippings, semen

Dimensions variable
Adopting all the attitude of hip hop posturing, Dash Snow’s Fuck the Police presents a prized collection of newspaper headlines emblazoned with instances cop corruption. Each salacious story is splattered with cum and framed and mounted as a trophy. Wittily combining protest with hard-core bravado, Snow’s installation draws upon fictional connotations to conjure sociopathic images of gangsta persona. In his ballsy statement of counter-culture vehemence, Snow merges Warhol reference with Tarantino sensationalism in humorously pathological display.
Untitled, (Hell)
Dash Snow
Untitled, (Hell)

2005

Digital C-Print

50.8 x 50.8 cm
For Dash Snow photography becomes a way of engaging with environment and memory. Each snapshot captures a place, time, and emotion, freeze-framing the individual components of everyday experience, mapping out the compilation of an identity. Using a Polaroid camera for its instantaneous results and association as keep-sakes, the familiar format of Snow’s photos replicates the sentiments of his images: cheap, disposable, and plebian mementos become humble evidence of discarded beauty.

Documenting his life through a lens, Snow’s photographs explore personal existence as a periphery to globalised culture. Presenting an unabridged account of his marginalised lifestyle, Snow’s often uncomfortable images paint an intimate portrait where topical issues such as sex, drugs, poverty, and anti-social behaviour are confronted from a frank position of personal participation. Translated through the generic quality of his medium, Snow’s photos convey the disoriented fragments of memory as voyeuristic observation, conceiving the experience of ‘self’ as a bi-product of mass media dissociation.

Picturing the underbelly of contemporary culture, Snow distances his images with cinematic veritas. Graffiti, ironically broken signage, seedy hotel sex romps, and instances of human despair don’t evoke empathy, but rather suggest a poetic affirmation of humanity and against-the-odds survivalism.
Untitled, (We Can Handle It)
Dash Snow
Untitled, (We Can Handle It)

2003

Digital C-Print

50.8 x 50.8 cm
Untitled, (LA Drunk on Cart)
Dash Snow
Untitled, (LA Drunk on Cart)

2003

Digital C-Print

50.8 x 50.8 cm
Untitled, (Jesus Loves U)
Dash Snow
Untitled, (Jesus Loves U)

2003

Digital C-Print

50.8 x 50.8 cm
Untitled, (Dakota Smoking)
Dash Snow
Untitled, (Dakota Smoking)

2003

Digital C-Print

50.8 x 50.8 cm
Dash Snow’s Untitled (Thong) reworks imagery of porn, violence, and glamour into a totem of faded power. Recalling the optimistic ideology of Suprematist design, Snow’s collage presents a futuristic icon from degenerate emblems. Mounted on a mundane wall paper background, photocopied snippets of syringes, gems, rodents, machine parts and bottoms merge as an abstracted cyborg figure, an unsavoury goddess of underclass bravura.
Untitled
Dash Snow
Untitled

2006

Digital C-Prints

223.5 x 120.7 cm
In Dash Snow’s Untitled, three photographs are arranged in vertical succession, creating a loose narrative in their film strip composition. Intentionally ambiguous, his blurred and cropped images simulate intoxicated perception, encapsulating seedy late night ambience with fragmented distortion. Shot from an obscure floor-level angle, Snow places the viewer in the position of the paralytic; his obscure glimpses of pub life transform the benign into hallucinatory visions of the bizarre and grotesque.
Untitled (Diptych)
Dash Snow
Untitled (Diptych)

2005

Digital C-Prints

Dash Snow Untitled (Diptych) 2006 Digital C-Prints Left: 121.9 x 100.3 cm Right: 127 x 97.8cm
Dash Snow’s Untitled presents a double tragedy with frank candour. In the image on the left, Snow photographs a newspaper clipping of Pat Tillman, an American professional footballer who famously gave up his career at the top of his game to serve his country in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was sadly killed by friendly fire. Juxtaposed against another media image of an Islamic father rushing through war torn territory clutching his terrified daughter, Snow offers a diptych as protest, highlighting the consequences of conflict and its impossible morality.
Polaroid wall

Polaroid wall

Polaroid wall

Polaroid wall

Polaroid wall

Dash Snow
Polaroid wall

2005

20 enlarged Polaroid photographs C-Prints

20 x 20 ins each
Dash Snow originally started taking photos when he was a yobbish teenager. Using his Polaroids as a diaristic record of the many ‘nights before’ he couldn’t remember, his snapshots piece together a fragmented portrait of peripheral existence. Filling in the voids of his blackouts, Snow’s photos broach the seedy and taboo with a dislocated intimacy. Suggesting a subplot of double-identity, Snow’s camera operates as a tool of psychological intervention. Creating a ‘memory bank’ through a lens, he becomes an observer of his own life, forging the personal as dissociative media experience. Working in similar genre to Nan Goldin and Richard Billingham, Snow’s images are uncomfortable in their subject matter. Instances of sex, drugs, violence, and poverty are documented with disarming frankness and honesty. Offering a unique insight into an alternative lifestyle, Snow uncovers a poetic beauty within the dissolute and discarded.






Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Diann Bauer    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Dee Ferris    Luc Fuller    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Alice Könitz    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Jill Mason    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Alejandra Prieto    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    R.H. Quaytman    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Agathe Snow    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Dash Snow's BIOGRAPHY

Dash Snow
1981 - 2009
Born in New York, USA
Lived and worked in New York



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2007
God Spoiled a Perfect Asshole When He Put Teeth In Yer Mouth, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA
The End Of Living.....The Beginning of Survival, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2006
Silence Is The Only True Friend That Shall Never Betray You, Rivington Arms, New York, USA

2005
Moments Like This Never Last, Rivington Arms, New York, USA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011
Don’t Do It Etc, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Parallel Perceptions, New York City Opera, New York, USA

2010
The Coke Factory, Ritter/Zamet, London, UK
3 +1, Galerie du jour/ Agnes b, Paris, France

2009
New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, Macro Future Museum, Rome, Italy
Scorpio’s Garden, curated by Kirstine Roepstorff, Temporare Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The Angelo and Massimo Lauro Collection, curated by Marianna Agliottone, Il Giardino dei Lauri, Citta dei Pieve, Italy
Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, United States
Story Without a Name, curated by Blair Taylor, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Get a Rope, curated by Kathy Grayson, CTRL Gallery, Houston, USA

2008
The Hidden, Maureen Paley Gallery, London
Fit to Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
Babylon. Myth and Truth, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany
Murder Letters, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
Materialized: New American Video and..., curated by Kathy Grayson, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl, Asia Song Society, New York, USA
Nest, Dan Colen and Dash Snow, Deitch Projects, New York, USA

2007
2007
Beyond the Zero, Peres Projects, Athens Greece
Cabinet of Curiosities, curated by Kathy Grayson, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Jalouse, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Come, Come, Come Into My World, curated by Andrew Renton, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal
Stalemate, curated by Leigh Ledare, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University
Sweet Bird of Youth, curated by Hedi Slimane, Arndt and Partner, Germany
Beneath the Underdog, curated by Nate Lowman and Adam McEwen, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Moments Like This Never Last, Rivington Arms, New York, USA
Defamation of Character, P.S.1, New York, USA
American Concentration Camp, The Proposition, New York, USA
There is a U IN US, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Day For Night, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Survivor, Bortolami Dayan, New York, USA
Partial Recall, Lehman Maupin, New York, USA
Good Bye To All That, Rivington Arms, New York, USA
USA Today, Royal Academy Of Arts, Saatchi Gallery, London

2005
Live Through This: New York 2005, Deitch Projects, Miami, USA
Interstate, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, USA
With us against Reality, Or Against Us! Willy Wonka Inc. Oslo and Galleri S.E, Bergen Norway
(t)here. New York, curated by Alexandra Lerman, Moscow, Russia

2003
Session the Bowl, Deitch Projects, Miami, USA
A New York Scene, Galerie de Jour/Agnes B, Paris France
Don’t be Scared, Rivington Arms, New York