Brian Rideout: Hopeful Romantic
Brian Rideout new works on paper
November 6 – December 21, 2008
Brian Rideout is a graduate from Georgian College’s Fine Arts Advanced Program. His work deals with our interaction with images and the moral and social codes derived from them. He works from a place of social consciousness and self awareness. Through frankness, honesty and humour, he creates a dialogue between the viewer and the image and removes certain social barriers which hamper our ability to change and question our current cultural state. Rideout has a strong belief and understanding in the power of image, more potent in today’s landscape of constant visual information, and uses this power to break free and push past our current social distress.