Sunday, May 13, 2012
Join us for a studio visit with Stan Douglas.
Since the late 1980s, Stan Douglas has created films, photographs, and installations that reexamine particular locations or past events. His works often take their points of departure in local settings, from which broader issues can be identified. Making frequent use of new as well as outdated technologies, Douglas appropriates existing Hollywood genres (including murder mysteries and the Western) and borrows from classic literary works (notably Samuel Beckett, Herman Melville, and Franz Kafka) to create ready-made contextual frameworks for his complex, thoroughly researched projects.
His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide, including The Power Plant, Toronto (2011); Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (2007); The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005); kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2004); ); and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2002).
Image courtesy of David Zwiner Gallery, Dancer I, 1950, 2010, Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum