Stan Douglas: Le Détroit
19 May 2000 - 17 Sep 2000
This exhibition of photographs by internationally acclaimed visual artist Stan Douglas is based on several years of research and documentation in the Detroit area. Douglas interprets the social conditions that give rise to urban decay in modern cities, of which Detroit is an extreme example. His colour photographs disclose the dynamics of historical change, revealing that the erasure of history is ongoing and nature is ever-encroaching. The works show Douglas's longstanding fascination with failed utopias, and many of them reveal a concern with exploring specific historic moments in relation to colonialism, urban development, and cultural memory. Stan Douglas is based in Vancouver; his photographs and multi-media installations have been included in major international group shows such as Documenta X, Skulptur Projekte Münster, and 97 Kwangui Biennale Korea. He has had solo exhibitions throughout the world, including a recent retrospective organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery that is touring internationally. Douglas has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, and his work is the subject of numerous publications, including a recent Phaidon monograph.Exhibition organized by the Art Gallery of Windsor.