Exhibitions: Extended Family: Contemporary Connections

Dash Snow: Untitled

In a delicate group of black-and-white photographs, Dash Snow captured his family and extended family of friends in an intimate and unguarded fashion. In this diaristic image of Chinatown at night, a young woman (Snow’s partner, Jade) sits in a doorway with a child’s stroller on the sidewalk close by. She seems despondent, head in hand, or just tired after a long night out (Dash forgetting the house keys, or so the story goes); the mundane snapshot is full of emotion. Best known for his often candid Polaroids, Snow received much attention over the past few years. An elusive graffiti tagger turned visual artist and Whitney Biennial participant, he was part of a tightly knit group of downtown artists who turned life into art in a manner associated with Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, or Wolfgang Tillmans.