Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows, organized by the Transformer Station in Cleveland, Ohio, features over 100 photographs of Hidos most recent work that is cinematic in scope, and offers a darkly dramatic glimpse into a world that reflects both the alienation and dislocation of suburban America and the inspiration of noir film and literature.
Named for the faded Midwestern suburb where Hido (a Kent, Ohio native) grew up, Excerpts from Silver Meadows represents the artists metaphorical reckoning of his own past. The BUAGs presentation includes an installation of childhood snapshots, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera that served as inspiration for the series.
A major new monograph published by Nazraeli Press will be available at the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery.
Todd Hido (b. 1968, Kent, OH) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist who received his MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1996, where he studied under Larry Sultan, and his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University. His photographs have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, and are included in numerous museum collections, including the Whitney Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as in many other public and private collections. His work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair, among others. Excerpts from Silver Meadows, published by Nazraeli Press, is Hidos sixth monograph. He is an adjunct professor at the California College of Art, San Francisco, CA.
The Boston University Art Gallery
at the Stone Gallery is located at 855 Commonwealth Avenue, inside the College of Fine Arts.