Dash Snow, the spectacular and spectacularly young downtown art star who died earlier this month, is well on his way to one of the swiftest contemporary art canonizations ever. His first retrospective — technically billed a “memorial,” but basically a small museum show with an unconventional curatorial approach — opened last week at Deitch Projects (76 Grand St), the Soho gallery that showed much of Snow’s work over the last decade.
The memorial features a massive mural of Snow’s tag “SACER” on Deitch’s Grand Street facade, a blank wall where visitors can write messages, a series of previously unseen Polaroids discovered in his studio, and whatever pieces his friends, family and admirers choose to contribute. It’s basically a community grief project that will also produce a rich and fairly comprehensive chronicle of Snow’s evolution over the years. As more works are added to the show every day, don’t forget to check back in regularly throughout the exhibition, which closes August 15. Click here for more details.