Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Todd Hido: A Road Divided

Todd Hido... 7887 (2008, chromogenic print). From the exhibition Todd Hido: A Road Divided at Stephen Wirtz Gallery. "...Driving lonely roads on the outskirts of American cities, Hido creates poignant images filled with inexplicable gravity, cinematic scenes of places that somehow reside in our collective memory, in a paradoxical realm where sense of place and a sense of displacement co-exist. In these new pictures, Hido demonstrates his fluidity within the daytime realm, putting aside the harder edge that characterizes his night work by photographing through veils of rain or ice. Delicately, potently embracing the beauty of the pictorial, Hido’s new pictures present an image plane that is often fully disintegrated, recalling impressionist painting."


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