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About Roe Ethridge

Roe Ethridge uses photographic images already in circulation—including outtakes from his own commercial work and images pulled from retail catalogues—as the subject matter for his large-format photographic prints, installations, and book projects. Mixing these sources into new sequences and contexts, Ethridge creates painterly compositions with renewed meanings. Though he explores seemingly disparate motifs, Ethridge’s work falls into loosely themed collections—what the artist describes as both improvised and systematic. For example, in his book Rockaway, NY (2007), Ethridge edges on a “coastal” theme, with images from the port of Mumbai to scenes of Rockaway Beach, Queens. His book Le Luxe—playing with the equally superfluous and essential nature of luxury—captures images from a six-year-long commission to photograph the construction of Goldman Sachs’s Lower Manhattan headquarters (during which came the 2008 economic crash). Paraphrasing William Eggleston, Ethridge has said that he is "at war with the finished."

American, b. 1969, Miami, Florida

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Roe Ethridge - Shelter Island, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2015
2014
RICHARD PRINCE | ROE ETHRIDGE, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2013
Roe Ethridge, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
2011
Roe Ethridge: Le Luxe II BHGG, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Roe Ethridge - Shelter Island, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2014
RICHARD PRINCE | ROE ETHRIDGE, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2013
Roe Ethridge, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
2011
Roe Ethridge: Le Luxe II BHGG, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
2015
MAI 36 SHOWROOM, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
2014
Showroom, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
2014
Teen Paranormal Romance, Renaissance Society, Chicago
2010
Meet Me Inside, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
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