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Inspired: The Vancouver School

April 24, 2012 by , under inspired.

While visiting the MoMA last week while in New York, I was reminded of some of the great artists from here in Vancouver such as Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas and the contributions they’ve made in elevating photography as an artform. Below are a couple favorites.

Stan Douglas:
Hastings Park, 16 July 1955 (Stan Douglas). 2008

Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971 (Stan Douglas). 2008

Jeff Wall:
A Sudden Gust of Wind (Jeff Wall). 1993

Dead Troops Talk (Jeff Wall). 1992

… also, if you’re in Vancouver and haven’t already checked it out – you have 1 week left to catch the Fred Herzog exhibit at the new Equinox Project Space, a fantastic (and huge) new addition to the Vancouver gallery scene.

3 Responses to “Inspired: The Vancouver School”

29.05.12#1

Comment by chris.

Hey Dave, love your work and am continually following the blog, thanks for the Fred Herzog head’s up!

I am also a fan of Stan’s and someone called Alex Prager, I was super mixed up, and then realized that (correct me if I’m wrong) you posted Alex’s crowd shot, and not Stan’s.

How anal do I sound right now!? I just thought you might want to know, being part of the Vancouver scene etc etc.

Check it out:
http://layersandswathes.com/2010/12/01/stan-douglas-vs-alex-prager/

PS if you happen to need a rad photo assisting let me know; obviously I have an eye for detail?! Haha. Cheers.

29.05.12#2

Comment by chris.

Hey Dave, I think you may have posted Alex Prager’s shot rather than Stan’s; they are very alike, with Stan’s being the OG:

layersandswathes.com/2010/12/01/stan-douglas-vs-alex-prager/

29.05.12#3

Comment by Dave.

Chris – you’re totally right. I’ve fixed the mistake (thanks for letting me know). Interesting thing though… I’ve seen both of those and Prager references Douglas openly in the work, yet as a viewer they both hold a similar appeal to me. Perhaps an idea to explore on some other blog post!

Thanks for following (and keeping me in line).

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