Retrospective: Michael Snow in Philadelphia


An important U.S. exhibition of the photo-based work of  Michael Snow pays tribute to the multi-faceted Canadian artist. You may know him for the flying geese at the Eaton Centre in Toronto, or his fan sculptures atop the Rogers Centre. But he’s also one of the world’s best known film and photo innovators. (Above: Power of Two, four panels)


Snow is one of the most important experimental filmmakers of his generation—this exhibition is a focused survey of the Canadian artist’s photography-based work, which has not been the subject of a solo museum exhibition in the United States since the 1970s. Throughout a career that has also included painting, sculpture, installations, and music, Snow (born 1928) has employed photography in unique and innovative ways. This exhibition presents the best examples of his use of the medium from 1962 to 2003. – Philadelphia Museum of Art show runs Feb. 1 through April 27, 2014

See a previous Canadian Art Junkie profile on Michael Snow, here.


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