Alvin Balkind Gallery
Scott McFarland is an emerging Vancouver artist whose photographs are highlighted by meticulous staging. McFarland documents a discrete range of subjects in serial format, and his close attention to the minutia of his topic allows for an empathetic, yet critical viewpoint. The exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery will concentrate on one of these ongoing projects: a large body of photographs detailing the interior and exterior of a rural cabin on BC’s Sunshine Coast. McFarland's naturalistic staging and close cropping suggest photo-journalism in their approach, however the familiarity with which his images emphasize and valorize objects and personal artifacts accumulating within the cabin detail a more subjective, involved relationship.
Scott McFarland received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia in 1997, and has had recent solo exhibitions at the Sharon Essor Gallery, London and Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto and Vancouver. He has participated in recent group exhibitions at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver and the Vancouver Art Gallery, as well as in Berlin, Germany and Salamanca, Spain.