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27.04.2011

 

Doug Rickard - A New American Picture presents a beautifully disturbing image of America in dissolution

Doug Rickard is all about modernity, that is, in theory. Because only his approach is modern, the critical dimension that lies beneath is timeless. He uses images from Google Street View as templates for his pictures. The low-resolution images offer an uncompromising view of the continent in dissolution. Randomly, people appear in the images, already made unrecognisable by Google.

Most definitely not the American dream that is still being dreamt by so many desperate people.

"A New American Picture" was shown for the first time during the group exhibition Anonymes in Le Bal, Paris, curated by David Campany and Diane Dufour alongside motifs by Walker Evans, Lewis Baltz and Jeff Wall.

Doug Rickard was born in 1986 in San Jose, California. He studied American history and sociology at the UC San Diego and made his BA in 1994.



Doug Rickard - A New American Picture
until the 11th of June, 2011
Wirtz Gallery