Objects of Desire
Photography and the Language of Advertising
Through December 18, 2022
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Objects of Desire traces the artistic manipulation of advertising through the works of photo-based artists. Since the 1970s, creative innovations have led to dramatic shifts in the possibilities for photography as artistic expression, and these artists have reworked and exploited the vocabulary and strategies of advertising to challenge the increased commodification of daily life. Through re-photography, appropriation, and simulation, these artists challenge the viewer to determine what exactly these pictures are asking of us. Work by Chris Burden and Roe Ethridge is included.
Chris Burden, The TV Commercials 1973–1977, 1973–77/2000 (still) © 2022 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
Roe Ethridge in
New Visions: The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media
February 21–September 13, 2020
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
Bringing together recent work by thirty-one international artists, the inaugural edition of the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter’s triennial foregrounds practices that acknowledge the fluctuating and networked condition of contemporary photography and society. Work by Roe Ethridge is included.
Roe Ethridge, Cat with Yarn Ball, 2017 © Roe Ethridge
Pictures from Another Wall
The Collection of Huis Marseille at De Pont
February 15–August 30, 2020
De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
On view in the De Pont Museum’s new wing are roughly one hundred contemporary photographic works from the collection of its sister institution, Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, with an emphasis on acquisitions of the past five years. Work by Roe Ethridge and Andreas Gursky is included.
Roe Ethridge, Annabella for SEPP, 2012 © Roe Ethridge
August 18, 2018–January 14, 2019
Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles
Mad World brought together works from the Marciano collection reflecting the rampant absurdities of contemporary life. Many of the exhibited works address the overwhelming accumulation of information, images, and ideas emanating from our phones, computers, billboards, televisions, and radios. Work by Roe Ethridge, Urs Fischer, and Nate Lowman was included.
Urs Fischer, Green Solace, 16 Handles, Red Solace, 2017 © Urs Fischer. Photo: Mats Nordman
Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography
April 28–December 30, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Picture Fiction considered the conceptual photography of Kenneth Josephson. In addition to presenting four major series made by the Chicago-based artist roughly between 1960 and 1980, the exhibition highlighted links between Josephson and other contemporary artists working in photography, film, and sculpture, including Roe Ethridge, Ed Ruscha, and Jeff Wall.
Roe Ethridge, Beach Scene (Louis Feraud), 2008, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago © Roe Ethridge
The Poetics of Place
Contemporary Photographs from the Met Collection
December 12, 2016–May 28, 2017
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This installation of contemporary photography from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art surveys the diverse ways in which contemporary artists have photographed landscape and the built world over the last half century. Work by Roe Ethridge and Sally Mann is included.
Roe Ethridge, New York Water (Osgood Pond), 2001 © Roe Ethridge
Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection
April 2, 2016–April 2, 2017
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Human Interest offers new perspectives on one of art’s oldest genres. Drawn entirely from the museum’s holdings, the more than two hundred works in the exhibition show changing approaches to portraiture from the early 1900s until today. Bringing iconic works together with lesser-known examples and recent acquisitions in a range of mediums, the exhibition unfolds in eleven thematic sections. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, Roe Ethridge, Duane Hanson, Mike Kelley, Sally Mann, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Rudolf Stingel, Andy Warhol, and Jonas Wood is included.
Willem de Kooning, Woman and Bicycle, 1952–53, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
October 7, 2016–March 12, 2017
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Nearest Neighbor is Roe Ethridge’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. This mid-career survey presents more than fifteen years of the artist’s photographs, focusing on his shifts between the realms of commercial, fine art, and personal photography. The show is titled after the photographic term “nearest neighbor,” which refers to the type of sampling used when resizing a digital image. The exhibition also alludes to the personal nature of Ethridge’s work, as he regularly includes his family and friends, as well as himself, as subjects in his photographs.
Roe Ethridge, Nancy with Polaroid, 2003/2006 © Roe Ethridge
April 21–September 2, 2012
Consortium Museum, Dijon, France
In this exhibition, Roe Ethridge melds conceptual photography with commercial work, including outtakes from his own shoots and borrowed images already in circulation in other contexts. With this democratic attitude, Ethridge works to capture the vivid and intimate details of his shifting locales within photography’s classic genres of portrait, landscape, and still life.
Installation view, Roe Ethridge, Consortium Museum, Dijon, France, April 21–September 2, 2012. Artwork © Roe Ethridge. Photo: Hervé Scavone