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Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow One Enormous Day

Morán Morán is pleased to announce an exhibition of Agathe Snow’s newest work, titled One Enormous Day, which presents nine paintings and a thirteen-minute film that is meant to be viewed after drinking a cup of hallucinogenic mushroom tea. The paintings are bright and blurry reveries of time and space, rendered in acrylic and enamel in continuous strokes executed over a long roll of canvas like a never ending skyscape. Composed of meandering and overlapping lines, repetitive and ceaseless, this body of work was an exercise in isolation, an experience of life as the sunsets seemed to pile up.

Through this series, which the artist calls Endless Sunsets, Snow also considers her own ancestry as well as a broader human history, alongside themes of exploration and colonization. Attached to her Corsican roots and to that island’s difficult past and polarizing protagonists, she is perhaps genetically predisposed to explore, to move, to seek some other paradise, of a place or within the mind. With lines of paint delineating the surface, running north to south and east to west, she is translating all the back and forth – the errands and the pacing – but these restless doodlings also posit figurative visions of horizons intersecting, one melting into the next, coming in and out of focus.

Over these painted plaid sunsets, Snow stitches lengths of Mardi Gras beads, which she began collecting in March 2020 for this series. With them, she sews sinuous constellations that introduce a sort of psychedelia and cosmological sequence over the systematic, yet colorful monotony. Each bead can be seen to symbolize a sun and a cycle, which also reflects and refracts what is painted, creating an artificial light. There is a certain order to it all, one that communicates our shared experience of feeling stuck, and in appreciation of all the horizons and edges of town where we are safe and lonely. With this exhibition Snow reveals a pattern of light and reflection – patterns that connect us.

For a person who cannot stop moving, who can’t ever sit down. Movement and what makes one move is a recurrent theme in my shows, but just like everyone else, I am stuck.
We can now move continents and skies and people and things, and disease, and yet all seems stuck.

It gets stuck in the plaid of it all, a time maze, an artificial light maze.

The discovery of the New World and my discovery of the new world coming as one in this hallucination.

With these few JL Borges sentences I depart…

I wandered several days without finding water or
one enormous day
Multiplied by the sun, my thirst, or my fear of thirst

If one traveled to the west where the world ends he would
reach the waters
which could grant immortality

A time maze of various futures
I do not recall if there was a bell or a buzzer or if I clapped
my hands

The garden of forking paths embraces all possibility of time

– Agathe Snow

Dates

January 08 - February 05, 2022

Location

641 N. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Artist

Agathe Snow

Installation Views

All images: One Enormous Day, 2022, installation views. Photography courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Installation view
One Enormous Day, 2022
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Artworks

Agathe Snow
Beneath the First, 2021
Acrylic, enamel, and multicolored Mardi Gras beads on canvas
53 x 41 inches
(134.6 x 104.1 cm)
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow
The Coming of Evening, 2021
Acrylic, enamel, and multicolored Mardi Gras beads on canvas
75 x 45 inches
(190.5 x 114.3 cm)
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow
The Most Public of Hours, 2021
Acrylic, enamel, and multicolored Mardi Gras beads on canvas
53 x 41 inches
(134.6 x 104.1 cm)
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow
A Few Steps From Me, 2021
Acrylic, enamel, and multicolored Mardi Gras beads on canvas
25 x 51 inches
(63.5 x 129.5 cm)
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow
Moon and Sun Gamble, 2021
Acrylic, enamel, and multicolored Mardi Gras beads on canvas
50 x 52 inches
(127 x 132.1 cm)
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow
Time Exhaust, 2021
Acrylic, enamel, plush figure, safety pin, and multicolored Mardi Gras beads on canvas
24 x 67 inches
(61 x 170.2 cm)
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow
A World Without Memory, 2021
Acrylic, enamel, and multicolored Mardi Gras beads on canvas
65 x 50 inches
(165.1 x 127 cm)
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow
The doorway not USED, 2021
Acrylic, enamel, and multicolored Mardi Gras beads on canvas
50 x 45 inches
(127 x 114.3 cm)
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow
I Thought I’d Recognize Them, 2021
Acrylic, enamel, and multicolored Mardi Gras beads on canvas
55 x 30 inches
(139.7 x 76.2 cm)
Courtesy of Morán Morán

Agathe Snow
Calvi where are you? Please do not look for me, 2022 (excerpt)
Digital video with sound
12 minutes and 47 seconds
Edition of 5 plus 2AP
Courtesy of the Artist