Stan Douglas "Midcentury Studio"

David Zwirner 19th Street

poster for Stan Douglas "Midcentury Studio"

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This exhibition debuts an extensive project by Douglas that chronicles the burgeoning discipline of press photography in North America during the postwar period. Douglas has assumed the role of a fictional, anonymous photographer to create a series of images hypothetically produced between 1945-1951. To do so, he constructed a veritable “midcentury studio” using authentic equipment as well as actors to produce carefully staged, black-and-white photographs that painstakingly emulate the period’s obsession with drama, “caught-in-the-moment” crime-scenes, curious and exotic artifacts, magicians, fashion, dance, gambling, and technology.
[Image: "Suspect" (2010) Gelatin silver print mounted on Dibond aluminum 28 3/4 x 34 in.]



from March 23, 2011 to April 23, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-03-23 from 18:00 to 20:00


Stan Douglas

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