"CUSHION"

 BRIAN RIDEOUT

MAY 29TH - JUNE 29TH 2019

 

RIDEOUT CULLS IMAGES OF LUSH INTERIORS DATING FROM THE SECOND HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, ARE REFERENCED AND PRIMARILY HOUSED IN PRINTED MATTER: INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINES, HOW-TO BOOKS AND THE DIGITAL RECORDS OF THEIR PAGES THAT NOW CIRCULATE THE INTERNET. AS A PAINTED TRANSLATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY, REALISM HERE IS NOT ONLY STYLISTIC, BUT ALSO FUNDAMENTALLY SIGNIFICANT AT THE CONTENT LEVEL. 

RIDEOUT'S PAINTINGS NOT ONLY REPRESENT THE HISTORY OF TASTE THROUGH OBJECTS, THEY ALSO CONSIDER THE DECISIVE ROLE OF THE ARCHIVE IN THE ORGANIZATION WITHIN THE HISTORIC TIMEFRAME. THESE ARE PAINTINGS OF RECORDS AS MUCH AS THEY ARE OF SPACES. FURTHERMORE, BY RENDERING PHOTOGRAPHY INTO PAINT, RIDEOUT IS ABLE TO CONFLATE MEDIA AND TIME. PROCESSES OF DOCUMENTATION, COLLECTION AND PRESERVATION ARE FURTHER FUSED ACROSS HISTORICAL BOUNDARIES.