Tono Stano’s first solo show in the United States opens at Pace/MacGill Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- Pace/MacGill Gallery presents Tono Stano: White Shadow, on view February 2 through March 17, 2012. The exhibition marks Stano’s first solo show in the United States and features 28 unique gelatin silver prints from his ongoing series of surreal portraits, White Shadow. The artist will attend an opening reception on Thursday, February 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Tono Stano (b. 1960, Slovakia) studied photography under the influential Slovak photographer and teacher Milota Havránková at a secondary school for graphic arts in Bratislava. Following a year spent photographing on film sets, he enrolled at FAMU, Prague’s School of Film, Photography and Television, in 1980. At FAMU, Stano was among a group of students—including Vasil Stanko, Miro Švolík, and Rudo Prekop—who reinvigorated the medium with their dynamic and imaginatively staged images, ultimately becoming known as the “S