Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Presents Stan Douglas. Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio

. December 30, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery presents Stan Douglas. Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio an exhibition on view through 4 March, 2012.

Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio is an exhibition of new photographic work by Vancouver artist Stan Douglas. The work in the exhibition continues the artist’s practice of reexamining historical, site-specific layers, particularly the imaging of postwar North American diversions from cabaret to sports. The body of work is largely a meticulous studio project in which Douglas assumes the lens of a photographer who takes on various jobs from Weegee-esque photojournalism to advertising. A social system — and an economic system — of entertainment is revealed here in the artist’s inhabitation of a historical fiction. Achieving verisimilitude, Douglas reconstructed a studio using authentic equipment as well as hired actors to produce staged photographs that emulate the period’s obsession with noir-ish drama, magic, dance, sporting events, curious artifacts, fashion, “caught-in-the-moment” scenes, gambling, and, of course, shifting technologies. – www.thepowerplant.org

Category: Fine Art

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