May 18, 2014 - Art Gallery of Ontario - Scott McFarland
May 18, 2014

Scott McFarland

Scott McFarland, Flower Stand, Scuttlehole Road, Water Mill, New York, 2013. Archival inkjet-type print, 105.4 x 179 cm. © Scott McFarland, 2014.

Scott McFarland
Snow, Shacks, Streets, Shrubs

May 14–August 10, 2014

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West

Toronto-based photographer Scott McFarland layers individual exposures using computer technology to create photographs of exquisite and crystalline detail. These highly constructed images are often shot over a long period of time, displacing the notion of a photograph as a snapshot of one decisive moment.

McFarland spent his early career in Vancouver, where he focused on rustic coastal cabins, darkrooms and gardens. Recently, he has expanded his photographic gaze to include urban scenes and streetscapes. Approximately 40 of his recent photographs will be on display at the AGO—including large-scale images from the “New Orleans,” “Concrete Cottage” and “Caledon” series and his poignant “Repatriation” series, which chronicles the return of fallen soldiers to Canada from Afghanistan. Viewers will discover that each of McFarland’s photographs exhibits both a documentary sensibility and a stunning composite for contemplation.

Scott McFarland will deliver a public lecture on May 21 at 7pm in the AGO’s Jackman Hall. For more information and tickets, please click here.

Generously supported by Phil Lind
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario
Co-presented with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Scott McFarland at Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario
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