Currently on view at Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles is a solo exhibition of new works by Joshua Dildine. At the intersection of abstraction and photography, Dildine uses seemingly mundane imagery from family photography as a backdrop to his painterly gestures and forms. With the original subjects of the photographs obfuscated by these otherworldly gestures, his work interrogates the relationship between projected nostalgia and the mechanics of memory.
A fixation shared by society at large, the contemplation of past events and relationships ultimately shapes our psychology moving forward – as a flicker of fond reminiscence, ardent shame, or jovial glee can be activated by a single sensory cue. With a purposeful cognizance, Dildine mines these runes for the underlying traits that forge our shared humanity: the humor found in the compromising, the endearment found in the aggravating, or the conflict found in the absent. Like vibrant lens flares or chemical emulsions, varying textures of acrylic, oil, and spray paints transform Dildine’s personal snapshots from the past into new striking compositions.
Joshua Dildine is on view through December 21st, 2013.
For more information visit Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles.