Roe Ethridge, »LV Shoes for Double«, 2012
LV Shoes for Double, 2012
Digital print on Terraprint matt 80g paper
55 x 75 cm
Edition of 25, signed on front
Originally intended for the cover of a French lifestyle magazine LV Shoes for Double was rejected on the grounds that it was »too commercial«. It is precisely this suspension between commercial and artistic photography that runs characteristically through the work of Roe Etheridge (*1969, USA). It’s like high-end glamour meets casual charm. Fashion shoots hang beside formal still lifes, alongside enlarged, pixelated images off the internet, and details of interiors or street scenes. Ethridge draws from an archive of self-produced and found images which he combines and recontextualises in a visual fugue - »fugueing out« he calls it.
Recent solo exhibitions of his work have taken place at Andrew Kreps Gallery (2020) and Gagosian Gallery (2019) in New York, with group exhibitions at Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway (2020) and the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles (2018). Roe Ethridge lives in New York.
Read a portrait of Roe Ethridge in Issue #32, available here.