Mumm Napa Exhibit Features Photography of Todd Hido
Mumm Napa winery’s Fine Art Photography Gallery is currently running an exhibit, Intimate Distance, featuring the work of photographer Todd Hido. This mid-career survey invites viewers to dwell on images and ideas that have followed the internationally acclaimed artist for the past 25 years.
Intimate Distance features more than 30 photographs exploring Hido’s deep interest in the darker aspects of American suburban life. Filtered through the lens of biography and memories of his childhood home of Kent, Ohio, Hido’s work is an unsettling probe into the collective consciousness. “People ask me how I find my pictures. I tell them I drive around. I drive and drive, and I mostly don’t find anything that is interesting to me. But then, something calls out—something that looks sort of off or maybe an empty space. Sometimes it’s a sad scene. I like that kind of stuff. So I take the photos, and some are good. And so I keep driving and looking and taking pictures.”
Hido’s work has been published in several monographs, including Aperture’s 2015 chronological survey Intimate Distance. His photographs have been featured in Artforum, Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine and Wired, and they are in the permanent collections of the Getty Center, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art; as well as in many other public and private collections. All photography in the exhibit is represented by Casemore Kirkeby.
The exhibit will run through January 2019. In addition, the Mumm Napa Fine Art Photography Gallery features the ongoing Ansel Adams exhibit Poetry of Light, which includes 27 gelatin silver prints from the famed photographer. The Fine Art Photography Gallery is open to Mumm Napa visitors at no charge.
Mumm Napa is one of California’s top sparkling-wine producers and one of the most popular destinations for wine-country visitors. For more than 20 years, Mumm Napa sparkling wines have set the standard for California méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine, emphasizing the exceptional qualities of Napa Valley fruit along with the unique casual elegance of the Napa Valley lifestyle. The winery and visitor center are located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA, 94573. The winery is open daily for tours, tastings and private events. For additional information, please visit www.mummnapa.com.