Dash Snow (July 27, 1981 – July 13, 2009) was an American artist, based in New York.
Snow began taking photographs as a teenager, he said, as a record of places he might not remember the next day. In 2006 he was included in the Wall Street Journal article titled “The 23-Year Old Masters”, which profiled 10 emerging US artists including Rosson Crow, Ryan Trecartin, Zane Lewis, Barney Kulok, Jordan Wolfson, Rashawn Griffin and Keegan McHargue.
Like photographers Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Ryan McGinley and Richard Billingham, his photos depict scenes of a sex, drug taking, violence and art-world pretense with candor, documenting the decadent lifestyle of a group of young New York City artists and their social circle. Some of Snow’s later collage-based work was characterized by his practice of using his own semen as a material applied to or splashed across newspaper photographs of police officers and other authority figures.
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Even though Venus over Manhattan is in the heart of art world bustle on Madison Avenue, the gallery sits in stark contrast to the white walls of its neighbors. The space looks more like a bomb shelter than a place for exhibiting art, which is exaggerated by the fact that its inaugural show, À Rebours (Against Nature), takes place in near-darkness.