Intimate Distance invites viewers to dwell on images and ideas that have followed the internationally acclaimed artist Todd Hido over the past 25 years. This mid-career survey features over 30 photographs exploring Hido’s deep interest in the darker aspects of American suburban life. Filtered through the lens of biography and memories of his childhood home of Kent, Ohio, Hido’s work is an unsettling probe into the collective consciousness. “People ask me how I find my pictures. I tell them I drive around. I drive and drive, and I mostly don’t find anything that is interesting to me. But then, something calls out—something that looks sort of off or maybe an empty space. Sometimes it’s a sad scene. I like that kind of stuff. So I take the photos, and some are good. And so I keep driving and looking and taking pictures.”
Hido’s work has been published in several monographs, including Aperture’s 2015 chronological survey Intimate Distance. His photographs have been featured in Artforum, Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine, and Wired, and they are in the permanent collections of the Getty Center, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art; as well as in many other public and private collections.
In the Bay Area, Todd Hido is represented by Casemore Kirkeby, a San Francisco gallery founded by Julie Casemore and Stefan Kirkeby devoted to contemporary photographic processes. For more information and sales inquiries, please visit casemorekirkeby.com or call 415-851-9808.