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 Past Exhibition

Todd Hido: Open House
April 12–July 7, 2002
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Bay Area photographer Todd Hido suggests the presence of absence in his color-saturated, nocturnal photographs of houses. Nocturnal photography has a long history: as early as 1847, a St. Louis photographer recorded lightning on a daguerreotype plate. By the beginning of the 20th century, photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz found particular interest in the city as subject, expanding the domain of nocturnal photography to conceptual ideologies. Hido's nocturnal investigations of the home participate in the ongoing photographic dialogue of the physical and psychological effects of night. He was an artist in residence at the Kemper Museum. This is his first solo museum exhibition in the Midwest.