Scott McFarland: Works on Paper
Vancouver photographer Scott McFarland uses his pictures to rethink the traditional concept of a photograph as a single moment in time. By photographing the same location in the same scale over a period of time, he uses digital technology to combine selected elements into the final image. (Click above images for detail.)
His most recent series called "Works on Paper" features new inkjet photographs from the artist's travels to the Huntington Gardens of Pasadena, California, various sites in and around Berlin, as well as to Hampstead Heath in England.
In his picture The Granite Bowl, he combines photographs from all four sides of the circular basin in Berlin's Lust Garden. In other images, small clues such as inconsistent shadows and out of season fauna and foliage demonstrate the ability of digital technology to manipulate composition, color, light, space, shape, and form. His work often features man-made spaces such as gardens and zoos, because these spaces (like his photographs) show a disruption in the natural pattern and order of things.
In 2007, Scott McFarland will be participating in exhibitions for both the Montreal Biennale as well the New Photography 2007 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in September. He was featured in the 2006 edition of Phaidonâs Vitamin PH. His work is currently on view at Monte Clark Gallery in Toronto and Regen Projects in Los Angeles.