30.04.2020 #art

Gagosian Artist Spotlight

Roe Ethridge

I like to have a thing to work with, an energy that’s coming at me so I can do something with it

Gagosian Artist Spotlight

One Artist, One Work, One Week




In his photographs, Roe Ethridge uses the real to suggest—or disrupt—the ideal. Through commercial images of fashion models, products, and advertisements, as well as intimate moments from his own daily life, he subverts the residual authority of established artistic genres such as the still life or the portrait, merging them with the increasingly pervasive image culture of the present.


As part of Artist Spotlight, Roe Ethridge will present a work directly from his exhibition Old Fruit, his first solo show with the gallery in New York. The work will be unveiled on Friday, May 1 on the Gagosian website.


About Artist Spotlight

As arts institutions worldwide temporarily close their doors to support efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, exhibitions everywhere are being canceled, postponed, or curtailed. For artists who have invested time, energy, and resources preparing shows now directly affected by the health crisis, Gagosian is launching Artist Spotlighta new, multifaceted program that invites individual artists to use the gallery’s online channels as an open platform, to present their work to the world and continue generating support for their studios.


Each week, Gagosian will be unveiling a rich weave of editorial features every Wednesday—including videos, interviews, essays, artists’ playlists, and more—providing insights into artistic practice and process, inspirations and influences. Each Friday at 6am edt, the gallery will present a single artwork exclusively online page, making it available with pricing information for forty-eight hours only.


Photo: Vincent Dilio. Courtesy Gagosian
Artwork © Roe Ethridge. Courtesy Gagosian.

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