Sacrifice Your Body.
Photographs by Roe Ethridge.
MACK, 2014. 128 pp., 63 color illustrations, 8½x11¼".
Signed copies available!
Roe Ethridge’s practice is that of a restless maverick and his
constantly evolving visual sensibility has spawned a myriad
of copyists in what has become known as ‘the new school of
In this his latest artist book, Ethridge conflates a rich array
of photographic tropes, combining personal documentary images made in western Palm Beach County, his
mother’s childhood home, with surreal collage works,
and a series discarded from a Chanel fashion shoot.
These are interwoven with what appears to be a carefully directed scene depicting a teeth-white Durango
SUV sinking into and then being retrieved from a canal.
Ethridge’s storytelling invokes a sense of discomfit akin to
David Lynch’s film-making, a lucid undermining of veracity
and morality and the ingrained materiality that underpins
Read the review by Allie Haeusslein