Glen Baldridge American

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This haunting and isolated wooded landscape is based on a photograph taken at night in rural New England with a hidden motion-activated game camera. Triggered by animals, people, wind and rain, and other natural forces, such cameras capture grainy images of things that normally go unnoticed. Hideaway evokes myriad associations, many of which—surveillance, the supernatural, horror films, heavy metal music, gothic fairy tales—connote danger and the uncanny. At the same time, the print recalls earlier depictions of forests found in German art, in particular the wooded scenes found in the work of the Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), a figure Baldridge often cites as an inspiration.

Hideaway, Glen Baldridge (American, born Nashville, 1977), Watercolor, powdered graphite, and screenprint

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