Richard Aldrich | the artist
The artist Richard Aldrich
Born 1975, Hampton, Virginia, USA.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, .
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Sometimes the best thats possible is a stand-in or an approximation in order to manifest a desire for the internal. In the process you make notes inadvertently that reveal the gaps between a fantasy and ones own ability. It becomes the same thing over and over. Then maybe its a confidence issue from then on. Coping with ones fantasies. Drawing (on) something thats out of reach so instead drawing the reach, or pretending to…
Artwork is an inverted tmesis, that is pieces broken from a whole. And meaning is created by the interpretation, that is the
Richard Aldrich's solo debut introduces a committed but hardly monogamous painter. Which is to say that the gentle and skillful little paintings on board that dominate the show are accompanied by a text piece or two and some equally delicate sculptures. These involve, for example, an enlarged photograph of Ray Davies, founder of the Kinks; a battered typewriter case; a torn record album cover; a book titled ''Wreckers of Civilization''; a battered toy horn; and a dentist's mirror embossed with the word ''feeling.'' (These last two are childhood mementos of the artist.)