IT’S ONLY CASTLES BURNING

December 02, 2010 - January 15, 2011

Marina Gisich Gallery presents the first solo exhibition of photographer Max Snow in Saint-Petersburg.

Max Snow was born 1984 in New York, USA. Max Snow developed his realistic style, featuring splinter groups of the American society, portraying and analyzing, deconstructing, anatomizing, decomposing them to an intensely private insight of the momentum.

Its only Castles Burning features Snow’s black-and-white photographs, intimate and melancholic moments from a rough year in the artist’s life. In various levels of crispness but with straight-on composition, Snow memorializes the sacred and the abused alike.

On a more formal approach, Snow chooses artificially constructed settings alluring to the mystic heroes of the past in a closely knit net to his personal experiences. Not without irony the author uses the posing models to stage myth, the unknown and the macabre.

Presenting the constructed imagery, the artist invites the viewer to experience the photographers “world” for a moment. He draws the viewers’ attention to his dream scenarios , “one needs time to appreciate, rather than the obvious” (Max Snow).

“I never really mean to shock people. These are images that I’ve conjured from somewhere that have plagued me or visited me in dreams, or recurred in my mind, and it’s less to shock, but more to say, “Welcome to my world for a moment.”

– Max Snow, 2010