Scott McFarland: A Cultivated View
April 11 - September 13, 2009
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Admission included in Gallery admission fee.
National Gallery of Canada
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Scott McFarland Orchard View, Late Spring; Vitis vinifera, Wisteria, 2004
*Due to major construction, all Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography exhibitions are taking place at the National Gallery of Canada until further notice.
Photographer Scott McFarland creates exacting images that depict nature crafted to human will and desire. Subtle and thought-provoking, his work has been featured in numerous prominent galleries, including the Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver, as well as the Union Gallery in London, England and Regen Projects in Los Angeles.
Always keen on investigating unusual subject matter, McFarland has produced a major body of work that focuses on the intricacies of Vancouver gardens. On one level, the photographs indicate a state of harmony and tranquility, while on the other the overall effect appears artificial. McFarland’s works emphasize the precarious balance between human and natural worlds, and furthermore how photography’s link to reality is both true and fabricated.