Born #OnThisDay, Stan Douglas makes frequent use of both analog and digital technologies, appropriating existing Hollywood genres and borrowing from classic literary works to create ready-made contextual frameworks for his complex, reimagined narratives. Earlier this year, the gallery presented an exhibition of new photographs from two recent series, DCT (2016-ongoing) and Blackout (2017). The artist s Blackout photographs are scripted and staged scenes from a hypothetical present-day emergency scenario of the total loss of power in New York City. A rare series set in contemporary times, and only Douglas s second work to be shot in New York, these imagined vignettes are meticulously planned, seamlessly interweaving fact and fiction in their evocation of past events that affected the city.
Pictured: Stan Douglas, Stranded, 2017. #StanDouglas #DavidZwirner