Miles Aldridge, Short Breaths, 2012 © Miles Aldridge
Miles Aldridge, Short Breaths, 2012 © Miles Aldridge 

This Side of Paradise: Narrative, Cinema and Suburbia in the Work of Miles Aldridge and Todd Hido

15/11/2018 - 15/12/2018

Huxley-Parlour 
3-5 Swallow Street 
 
W1B 4DE London

www.huxleyparlour.com   

 
Huxley Parlour Gallery presents "This Side of Paradise: Narrative, Cinema and Suburbia in the Work of Miles Aldridge and Todd Hido" which presents twenty large-scale colour works demonstrating how these two contemporary artists investigate the concept of suburbia.

Though works by Aldridge and Hido are visually dissimilar, both artists are recognisable for their distinctive cinematic colour palettes, lighting and compositions, and the suggestion of narrative possibilities beyond the edge of the frame. Whereas Hido presents a shadowy, empty, exterior suburban world, Aldridge presents the viewer with brightly lit, garish interiors, focusing on the imagined lives of the women who inhabit them.

Both Miles Aldridge and Todd Hido look to subvert the traditional American suburban fantasy, with the unsettling undercurrents woven through their work. Their aesthetics draw on the influence of Hollywood cinema and directors Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. This Side of Paradise presents photographs by each artist that demonstrate their understanding of visual suspense with each work carefully crafted to transform the everyday, and invert the familiar.