Agathe Snow has long considered the redemptive power of human ingenuity through a variety of mediums. Her low-tech approach to two and three-dimensional work involves assemblage of simple items, found objects and detritus, which she transforms using paint, plaster, and fiberglass. Her spontaneous totems are as much about moral decay as they are monuments to optimism. The playful innovation employed in constructing the work rescues decrepit and common materials, suggest a new characterization, and a cause for celebration.
Agathe Snow (b. 1976, Corsica, France) lives and works in Long Island, NY. She has shown nationally at the New Museum, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. Snow has also achieved international recognition, exhibiting at several prestigious institutions, such as Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany; Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; and Saatchi Gallery, London, UK. Snow’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Charles Saatchi Collection, London, UK; the Zabludowitz Collection; and in the Dikeou Collection, Denver, CO.