Michael Snow

Jack Shainman Gallery | West 20th Street

Though he’s best known for now-classic experimental films such as Wavelength, 1966–67, and La Région centrale, 1971, Michael Snow’s gallery exhibition “Powers of Two” revealed him to be a hyperprolific artist whose mad-scientist inventiveness has engaged a wide range of media, materials, and techniques over the past forty years. His recent videos, photographs, and photo-based sculptures and installations are brainy, playful performed investigations of the technical and cultural constructedness of modern perception. Snow’s latest work also exposes him as an obsessive archivist who recomposes sequenced elements from his own oeuvre, although these materialist “auto-biographies” are more musical than chronological in structure. The central work presented in this exhibition is Biographie, 2004, a picture book based on documentation of Snow’s Walking Woman work from the ’60s. The book traces

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