Todd Hido “The End Sends Advance Warning”

Bruce Silverstein (529 W 20th St.)

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Bruce Silverstein Gallery presents Todd Hido: The End Sends Advance Warning, the latest pit-stop in a four-decade road trip by American Photographer Todd Hido. Since the 1990s, Todd Hido has been known for his distinctive approach to photography, crafting narratives with loose suburban scenes, desolate landscapes, and stylized portraits.

Capturing images from the driver’s seat through a windshield, Hido’s pictorialist sensibilities transform natural elements of condensation, dirt, and grit into painterly abstractions akin to watercolor. He masterfully blurs the lines between painting and photography, creating a body of work that unfolds gradually, delivering a profound sense of cinematic gravitas and a dreamy, almost surreal quality. In his latest series, The End Sends Advance Warning, Hido’s lens ventures beyond the usual setting of American Suburbia and looks for inspiration in the rugged terrain of the Hawaiian Islands, the shores of the Bering Sea, and the Nordic Fjords above the Arctic Circle.

Unlike the uninhabited, desolate landscapes with only traces of human existence in Hido’s Bright Black World and Roaming series, The End Sends Advance Warning, through the distant brightness of a car headlight, the warmth of a porchlight, and the hint of sunlight through heavy clouds conveys a sense of hope. In the darkness of the landscape, the light serves as a beacon, helping the viewers find their way while reminding us that we are not alone.



from November 02, 2023 to January 13, 2024

Opening Reception on 2023-11-02 from 18:00 to 20:00


Todd Hido

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