PAIR: GLEN BALDRIDGE & ALEX DODGE
Pair: Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge is the inaugural edition in what will be a series of exhibitions juxtaposing two artists from the Pizzuti Collection. Pair as a concept might be two works next to one another on a wall. Or it could be, as with this edition, the linking and connecting of over thirty paintings, photographs, and prints by two artists. Such an effort is part of the mystical project of collections and museums: placing objects together with the idea that their proximity will cause a reaction; the observation of relationships will generate a scintillating friction of ideas.
Glen Baldridge (b. 1977 in Nashville, Tennessee) and Alex Dodge (b. 1977 in Denver, Colorado) were selected as the first Pair for myriad reasons: the Pizzuti Collection includes works from over a decade of their making, collected because of the Pizzuti’s interest in their respective projects coupled with the desire to gather a body of work in depth and over time. Baldridge and Dodge both attended Rhode Island School of Design, Baldridge graduating with a BFA in Printmaking and Dodge with a BFA in Painting. The early Aughts brought them together at CRG Gallery in New York where they collaborated on expanding the roster of artists and introducing print editions and video series. They share a studio space in New York and are both represented by Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery.