Scott McFarland


Essays by Grant Arnold, Martin Barnes, Vincent Honoré, Eva Respini and Shep Steiner. 


Published on the occasion of his solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2009. Through the lens of his camera, Scott McFarland evocatively addresses the relationship between nature, civilization and representation. Drawing upon the histories of landscape painting and photography, he situates his work firmly in the 21st century, creating images by stitching multiple exposures into seamless pictures of astonishing detail and tonal range. McFarland’s work emphasizes the way human perception of the natural world is intertwined with traditions of representation, and how photography’s link to reality is simultaneously real and fabricated.


Scott McFarland will feature forty photographs produced over the past six years. Internationally recognized, McFarland has exhibited in prominent museums and galleries in North America and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Two solo exhibitions of his work are scheduled for 2009: Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography/National Gallery of Canada (April 11 to September 29, 20 0 9) and the Vancouver Art Gallery (October 3, 2009 to January 3, 2010).


Published by Vancouver Art Gallery