Installation view of the exhibition Stan Douglas: Midcentury Studio, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2011.

Stan Douglas

Midcentury Studio

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Stan Douglas, on view at the 525 and 533 West 19th Street gallery spaces.

Since the late 1980s, 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 Making frequent use of new as well as outdated technologies, Douglas appropriates existing Hollywood genres (including murder mysteries and the Western) and borrows from classic literary works (notably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.

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A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Trick or Treat, 1945, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Trick or Treat, 1945, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
43 5/8 x 33 inches (110.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Smoke, 1947, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Smoke, 1947, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
44 x 33 inches (111.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas titled Worm Digger, 1949, dated 2011.

Stan Douglas

Worm Digger, 1949, 2011
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
44 x 33 inches (111.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled  Suspect, 1950, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Suspect, 1950, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (45.1 x 60 cm)
Installation view of the exhibition Stan Douglas: Midcentury Studio, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2011.
Installation view of the exhibition Stan Douglas: Midcentury Studio, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2011.
Installation view of the exhibition Stan Douglas: Midcentury Studio, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2011.
Installation view of the exhibition Stan Douglas: Midcentury Studio, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2011.
Installation view of the exhibition Stan Douglas: Midcentury Studio, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2011.

Published on the occasion of his tenth solo exhibition at David Zwirner in 2011, this richly illustrated catalogue debuts an extensive project by Stan Douglas that chronicles the burgeoning discipline of press photography in North America during the postwar period. Douglas has assumed the role of a fictional, anonymous photographer to create a series of images hypothetically produced between 1945-1951. To do so, he constructed a veritable “midcentury studio” using authentic equipment as well as actors to produce carefully staged, black-and-white photographs that painstakingly emulate the period’s obsession with drama, “caught-in-the-moment” crime-scenes, curious and exotic artifacts, magicians, fashion, dance, gambling, and technology. Midcentury Studio features an introduction by the artist and essays by curator Christopher Phillips and writer Pablo Sigg.

A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Flame, 1947, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Flame, 1947, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
24 x 17 3/4 inches (61 x 45.1 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Cache, 1948, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Cache, 1948, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Intrigue, 1948‚Äã, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Intrigue, 1948, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Burlap, 1948, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Burlap, 1948, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Smoke, 1947, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Smoke, 1947, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
44 x 33 inches (111.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Clown, 1946‚Äã, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Clown, 1946, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
43 5/8 x 33 inches (110.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Athlete, 1946, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Athlete, 1946, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
44 x 33 inches (111.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled  Suspect, 1950, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Suspect, 1950, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (45.1 x 60 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Cache, 1948, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Cache, 1948, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas titled Worm Digger, 1949, dated 2011.

Stan Douglas

Worm Digger, 1949, 2011
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
44 x 33 inches (111.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Machine, 1948, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Machine, 1948, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
24 x 13 1/2 inches (61 x 34.3 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Incident, 1949, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Incident, 1949, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
56 x 42 inches (142.2 x 106.7 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Camouflage, 1945, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Camouflage, 1945, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
44 x 33 inches (111.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Hair, 1948, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Hair, 1948, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
18 x 17 3/4 inches (45.7 x 45.1 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Shoes, 1947, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Shoes, 1947, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
43 1/8 x 33 inches (109.5 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Watch, 1950, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Watch, 1950, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
27 x 18 inches (68.6 x 45.7 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Dancer II, 1950, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Dancer II, 1950, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
42 x 56 inches (106.7 x 142.2 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Passe-tête, 1946, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Passe-tête, 1946, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
44 x 33 inches (111.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Actress, 1947, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Actress, 1947, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
(44 x 33 inches) 111.8 x 83.8 cm
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Flame, 1947, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Flame, 1947, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
24 x 17 3/4 inches (61 x 45.1 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Cricket Pitch, 1951, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Cricket Pitch, 1951, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
43 x 86 inches (109.2 x 218.4 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Rings, 1947, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Rings, 1947, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Flame, 1947, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Flame, 1947, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
24 x 17 3/4 inches (61 x 45.1 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Cricket Pitch, 1951, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Cricket Pitch, 1951, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
43 x 86 inches (109.2 x 218.4 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Rings, 1947, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Rings, 1947, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Dresser, 1949, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Dresser, 1949, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
42 x 56 inches (106.7 x 142.2 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Demobilization Suit, 1945, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Demobilization Suit, 1945, 2010
Acrylic on digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
43 5/8 x 33 inches (110.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Trick or Treat, 1945, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Trick or Treat, 1945, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
43 5/8 x 33 inches (110.8 x 83.8 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas titled Hockey Fight, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Hockey Fight, 1951, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
43 x 82 inches (109.2 x 208.3 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Dice, 1950, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Dice, 1950, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
55 5/8 x 42 inches (141.3 x 106.7 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Grips, 1949 , dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Grips, 1949 , 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
12 x 40 inches (30.5 x 101.6 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Juggler, 1946, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Juggler, 1946, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
55 5/8 x 42 inches (141.3 x 106.7 cm)
A photograph by Stan Douglas, titled Horse, 1946, dated 2010.

Stan Douglas

Horse, 1946, 2010
Digital fiber print mounted on Dibond aluminum
44 x 33 inches (111.8 x 83.8 cm)

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