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25.01.2010

 

GoSee Tip : Todd Hido - Househunting / Nudes

The Kaune, Sudendorf Contemporary Photography Gallery, presents ‘House Hunting / Nudes’, featuring photographic works by North American artist Todd Lido. This is the artist’s first West-European solo exhibition. The exhibited pieces are a selection from his monographs ‘House Hunting’ and ‘Between the Two’.

Todd Lido lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area, USA. In 2001 he published his first monograph, titled ‘House Hunting’ and has became the rising star of the American art scene ever since. By now, his work is known all over the world, and is housed in permanent collections at some of the world’s largest and most important art institutions, such as the Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, George Eastman House, as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. Kane, Sunderland represents Todd Lido in Germany and shows his first West-European solo exhibition with ‘House Hunting/Nudes’.

Lido is particularly known for his nocturnal photographs, in which he documents suburbs and roadsides. He draws a lot of his inspiration from the past and seemingly harks back to snapshots of his childhood, such as the typical atmosphere of the American suburb, where he grew up. In his ‘House Hunting’ series, Lido captured house fronts in suburbia, whose glowing windows signal their occupation. The outskirts have seldom looked so eerie and forlorn.

His portraits of women, posing in desolate rooms, point out the deracination, homelessness, isolation, abandonment and decay. The women embody an inevitable finiteness. We never learn his models' names or the locations – the pictures could have been taken anywhere in the world, at any time. Time is frozen in unpretentious timeless actuality.

Todd Lido - House Hunting/Nudes

until 10th of April 2010
Kaune, Sudendorf Contemporary Photography Gallery
Torso 218
10115 Berlin
www.ks-contemporary.com

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes

Todd Hido : Househunting / Nudes