Edward Hopper: “Survey” (1882-1967)

  Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and often melancholy renderings reflected his personal […]

Tod Papageorge on Robert Adams: ‘The Missing Criticism – What We Bought’

from The New West @ Robert Adams This pitiless light, virtually combusting in the thin Colorado air, was, I thought, an invention born in the certain glare of the place… By Tod Papageorge In April 2000, The Yale University Art Gallery purchased the 193 prints that compose Robert Adams’s What We Bought: The New World, […]

Todd Hido: “Fragmented Narratives” (2011)

8906, 2009 Fertilizer is to the suburban lawn what cosmetics are to the suburban face: a fickle attempt to sweep ugliness under the rug with a splash of color.   By Ian Epstein I once heard someone remark that the desire to have a perfect lawn was not unlike the desire to have a piece […]

ASX.TV: Todd Hido – “Forward Thinkers” (2011)

BIO: Todd Hido is an American contemporary artist and photographer. Currently based in San Francisco, much of Hido’s work involves urban and suburban housing across the U.S., of which the artist produces large, highly detailed and luminous color photographs.

BILL OWENS: “Leisure – A Particular Kind of Strangeness” (2005)

From the Working series By Gregory Crewdson A family of three carefully unfolds rolls of sod onto their barren front yard transforming it into a small domestic oasis. A man ascends a bare, undersized tree in an absurd attempt to prune its dead leaves. A young boy sits on his Big Wheel holding a toy […]

One Life – Several Landscapes: An Appreciation of Robert Adams (1996)

As I have considered it over the years, the work has always seemed a sustaining and challenging mix of beauty, hope, despair, anger and love.   By Peter Brown, Originally published in SPOT, Spring 1996 “Over the years I have come to believe… that we live in several landscapes at once, among them the landscape […]

Bill Owens – ‘Suburbia’ (2000)

  “The photographs for Suburbia weren’t done by accident. I put together a shooting script of events that I wanted to photograph… Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Birthdays, et cetera.”   By Cynthia Morrill, Ph.D. In 1972, while a news photographer for the Livermore Independent, Bill Owens made the photographs that comprise Suburbia. Initially presented […]

Todd Hido and the ‘Art of Darkness’ (2006)

“I’ll see a house and think, ‘But how is it going to add to my body of work?’ And that’s dangerous. A lot of times I just won’t take it.” By Justin Berton, February 1, 2006 From the outside, Todd Hido’s home looks perfectly normal. You might even pass it by without a second thought. […]

TODD HIDO: “Two Way Street”

By Doug Rickard, ASX, August 2009 Todd Hido’s new and unpublished work walks a fine line, a line that exists in the viewer rather than Todd. The work seems to come into existence through the eye’s of a smeared-single-pane-window voyeurish fog. It is the adult-white-male fog of childhood memories, and the mental hot-iron-branding of broken […]

An Interview with Lewis Baltz

“I don’t think we need that at all, any more; we already know, to the point of ennui, what the world looks like in photographs.”   Interview with Lewis Baltz: Jean-Pierre Greff and Elisabeth Milon The photographer Lewis Baltz, originally from California, has spent the past thirty years, mainly in urban and suburban surroundings, bringing […]