From abLA :: Snow in LA by Valerie Palmer

I went to see the Dash Snow opening at Peres Projects this past weekend and left feeling a little empty and a little uninspired. The exhibit itself is broken up into both of Peres Projects’ spaces. The new space is very bright and very white and the old space has been painted black. Both contain Snow’s signature photos and his collages that rely heavily on tabloids and pornography. Right there I had a problem: I feel like porn incorporated into art just serves as a crutch for boring people who want to be provocative. I mean, it seems like a default for artists who are trying to be shocking or outrageous but aren’t creative or smart enough to do it in an original way. In any case, all the engorged body parts and dripping fluids felt kind of old and tired to me…continue on

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