Max Snow: The Lady of Shalott @ colette08/01/2013
New York-based artist Max Snow presents his new exhibition "The Lady Of Shalott" at colette, Paris. Snow's first solo show in the French capital, "The Lady Of Shalott" is inspired by the Alfred Tennyson poem of the same name. Both the poem and the show serve to raise questions about society and the artist's role, responding to the conflicting commands to create art inspired by the world and also to live in it. The longstanding connection between weaving and fate implies that the ultimate destiny of the lady, as both artist and individual in society, is to see the world only through her own filters. There is also the embedded allusion to Plato's allegory of the Cave where the world is a shadow play of ideal forms outside and beyond human perception.The exhibition will run at colette from January 7 to February 2.