Douglas & McIntyre
Scott McFarland

Book details:

October 2009
ISBN 978-1-55365-482-7
Hardcover
9" x 11"
112 pages
40 colour photographs
Photography
Art
Architecture
$45.00 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Scott McFarland

An extraordinary collection of images from the latest in Canadian photoconceptualism

Through the lens of his camera, Scott McFarland evocatively addresses the relationship between nature, civilization and representation. Drawing upon the histories of landscape painting and photography, he situates his work firmly in the 21st century, creating images by stitching multiple exposures into seamless pictures of astonishing detail and tonal range. McFarland’s work emphasizes the way human perception of the natural world is intertwined with traditions of representation, and how photography’s link to reality is simultaneously real and fabricated.

Scott McFarland will feature forty photographs produced over the past six years. Internationally recognized, McFarland has exhibited in prominent museums and galleries in North America and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Two solo exhibitions of his work are scheduled for 2009: Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography/National Gallery of Canada (April 11 to September 29, 20 0 9) and the Vancouver Art Gallery (October 3, 2009 to January 3, 2010).

About the Authors

Grant Arnold

Grant Arnold is currently Audain Curator of British Columbia Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery, where he contributes to the Gallery’s exhibition and collecting ...

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Martin Barnes

Martin Barnes is senior curator of photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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Vincent Honore

Vincent Honoré is curator and head of the collection of the David Roberts Art Foundation.

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Eva Respini

Eva Respini is assistant curator, Department of Photography, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Shepherd Steiner

Shepherd Steiner is visiting assistant professor in modern and contemporary art at the University of Florida.

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