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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.

Artworks

Agathe Snow
a/doo/doo/doo, 2015
Acrylic, peg board, and steel bolts
49 x 48 x 3 inches
(124.5 x 122 x 8 cm)
Photograph by Whitney Lasker

Agathe Snow
a/ba/ba/ba, 2015
Acrylic, peg board, and steel bolts
49 x 48 x 3 inches
(124.5 x 122 x 8 cm)
Photograph by Whitney Lasker

Agathe Snow
Duck, Duck, Goose, 2019
Bronze
30 x 12 x 30 inches
(76 x 30.5 x 76 cm)
Photograph by Ryan Page

Agathe Snow
Lows of attraction, 2016
Steel bars, jump ropes, handballs, magnets, and enamel paint
86 x 86 x 20 inches
(218.5 x 218.5 x 51 cm)
Photograph by Whitney Lasker

Agathe Snow
A cage went in search of a bird and all the birds were free, 2016
Steel bar, wire mesh, shredded corrugated cardboard, wheat paste, aqua resin, fungicide, zip ties, and screws
95 x 95 x 32 inches
(241.5 x 241.5 x 81.5 cm)
Photograph by Whitney Lasker

Agathe Snow
Paco Rabanne, 2016
Plastic electrical tubing, wire mesh, papier mache, aqua resin, fiberglass mesh, styrofoam, and aluminum foil tape
108 x 108 x 35 inches
(274.5 x 274.5 x 89 cm)
Photograph by Whitney Lasker

Agathe Snow
Like a path in autumn, 2016
Steel bar, wire mesh, shredded corrugated cardboard, wheat paste, aqua resin, fungicide, zip ties, and screws
86 x 86 x 20 inches
(218.5 x 218.5 x 51 cm)
Photograph by Whitney Lasker

Agathe Snow
Been Here, Done That, 2012
Fiberglass, foam, vinyl, papier-mâché, foam board, metal base, vegetable peeler, synthetic beard, 3D glasses, gardening tool rotating mechanism, rubber handcuffs, vinyl balloon, and plywood
50 x 45 x 33 inches
(127 x 114.5 x 84 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow
Wrong Place, Wrong Time, 2012
Fiberglass, foam, vinyl, papier-mâché, cardboard cutout feet, rain-proof pants, umbrella, life vest, security mirror, stretch latex, and plywood
42 x 50 x 16 inches
(107 x 127 x 41 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán