This volume is the third annual publication celebrating the winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award, Canada's largest contemporary photography award for an established Canadian artist. Photography has played a vital role in Stan Douglas' artistic development. This publication highlights the significance of the photographic image in the critical and historical reception of Douglas' approach to art and media. The stories, sites and events that Douglas explores are populist, literate and timely. His photographs frequently describe the overlooked histories of cultural identity, displacement and injustice that reveal an uncanny resemblance to present-day events. This is achieved through an insightful attention to photography as both medium and subject. Folding the spectator into the visual culture of memory and oblivion that photographs evoke initiates profound observations about the ubiquity of photography in contemporary culture. The photographs of Stan Douglas affirm the validity and volatility of the photographic medium at this decisive moment in the history of art and photography.
Published by The Power Plant. Introduction by Melanie O’Brian. Text by Louis Kaplan, Maria Muhle.
Entertainment is a critical reader accompanying the Vancouver artist’s recent exhibition of photographs at The Power Plant in Toronto. This body of work is a meticulous studio project for which Douglas assumed the identity of a character working as a Weegee-esque photojournalist and commercial photographer in midcentury Vancouver.
PUBLISHER THE POWER PLANT
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 4.75 x 5.5 in. / 72 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 7/31/2012 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2012 p. 186
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