Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings
Edited by Reid Shier. Texts by Denise Blake Oleksijczuk, Nick Blomley, Jeff Derksen, Neil Smith, and Jeff Sommers
This beautifully designed catalogue provides an in-depth look at Stan Douglas’s monumental photograph Every Building on 100 West Hastings, which depicts Vancouver’s contested south side of 100 West Hastings. Published to accompany the artist’s 2002 solo show at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, the exhibition presented his film installation, Journey Into Fear, alongside a suite of related photographs including Every Building on 100 West Hastings. Co-winner of the City of Vancouver Book Prize in 2003, this publication also includes a removable color poster of the work.
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press and Contemporary Art Gallery
Artists: Stan Douglas
Contributors: Denise Blake Oleksijczuk, Nick Blomley, Jeff Derksen, Reid Shier, Neil Smith, Jeff Sommers
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 6 x 8 in (15.2 x 20.3 cm)
Retail: $25 | $195 HKD
Since the late 1980s, Stan Douglas has created films, photographs, and installations that reexamine particular locations or past events. His works often take their points of departure in local settings, from which broader issues can be identified. Making frequent use of new as well as outdated technologies, Douglas appropriates existing Hollywood genres (including murder mysteries and the Western) and borrows from classic literary works (notably, Samuel Beckett, Herman Melville, and Franz Kafka) to create ready-made contextual frameworks for his complex, thoroughly researched projects.