Sometimes a great family photo is ruined by the camera's flash. Artist Joshua Dildine takes his autobiographical archives and turns up the flash until it takes over the image like an alien invasion. Dildine's neon AbEx paint strokes dominate everyday family moments, capturing the energy and fury with which we scrutinize the past.
The young California-born painter begins with scenes that recall treasured family moments: a picnic table, a leather armchair, a berber carpet. But the familiarity of these objects is marred by the obscuring electric strokes, which subvert the source material and stem any inklings of nostalgia.
We can't get enough of Dildine's electric photo albums. Head to Mark Moore Gallery to learn more about this painter while he is still heating up.