David Zwirner Presents an Exhibition of New Work by Stan Douglas Inspired on Press Photography


NEW YORK, N.Y.- David Zwirner presents an exhibition of new work by Stan Douglas, on view from March 23rd through April 23rd. 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 Making frequent use of new as well as outdated technologies, Douglas appropriates existing Hollywood genres (including murder mysteries and the Western) and borrows from classic literary works (notably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. Douglas’s films, which are often randomly looped and may take days to unfold, defy straightforward expectations of narrative and authorship, while his photographs—sometimes heavily digitally retouched—delibe