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Stephen Waddell

Stephen Waddell – Audain Tuesday Night Talks

Season 3 of the Audain Art Museum’s (AAM) immensely popular Tuesday Night Talks (TNT) offers a unique opportunity for online participants to simultaneously enter the Museum and the artist’s studio or home during the evening, while learning about key works in the AAM’s Permanent Collection directly from their respective makers.

Hosted by the Museum’s Director & Chief Curator, Dr. Curtis Collins, this sixth Episode features Stephen Waddell a Vancouver-based artist who received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia in 1994.

TRUE PICTURES Contemporary Photography from Canada and the US, Sprengel Museum Hannover

From the beginning of the 20th century, North American photography was considered to be groundbreaking for the development of an artistic visual language for the medium. This pioneering role has largely been lost due to the developments in photography in Europe since the 1980s. American photography was no longer binding in its role model function for younger …

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JELENA AND THE MAGIC FLUTE: A STORY IN 12 ARTWORKS

The idea for the exhibition is to generate a sequence of works by different artists that builds a narrative in their accumulation. The works were selected sequentially following the “monomyth”; the description given by Joseph Campbell of a narrative sequence in his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces that determines the plot points common …

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Stephen Waddell Wins the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award

“Stephen’s refined photographic explorations evoke his keen awareness about the poetics of space and the history of painting, while also walking the line between documentary and intimately personal visualizations.” said Edward Burtynsky, Chair of the Scotiabank Photography Award jury and internationally renowned Canadian photo artist. “We look forward to helping him create a beautiful book …

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Stephen Waddell, Shortlist, Scotiabank Photography Award 2019

This morning, three artists were shortlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award. The award describes itself as “the largest peer-nominated and peer-reviewed celebration of excellence in Canadian contemporary photography.” The shortlisted artists are: Shannon Bool, based in Berlin, Germany Althea Thauberger, based in North Vancouver, British Columbia Stephen Waddell, based in Vancouver, British Columbia Read more

The Natural Entropy of Things, an Interview with Stephen Waddell in Border Crossings Magazine

Stephen Waddell’s book Hunt and Gather, published in 2011 by Steidl in Germany, is descriptive, by title, of his process and intention. It isn’t anthropological in referring to stages in the development of homo sapiens, making our way; it describes instead Waddell’s preference, pursuit and methodology. He wants an image, takes it from life—a form …

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Stephen Waddell in Galeries West Magazine

For Vancouver-based photographer Stephen Waddell, the line between fiction and reality in art can be a blurry one. In a 2008 interview with Canadian Art magazine, Waddell stated that even in a documentary photograph, “everyday things can be more theatrical or exaggerated.” But the artist’s job, he added, is to find “those marginal exaggerations, (and) …

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Off the Radar: Jeff Wall Puts the Spotlight on Stephen Waddell

Stephen Waddell has been working for more than 15 years in painting and photography. He’s been exhibited widely, and has a following among some discerning collectors. Yet, he remains not very well known. He’s often not included in survey exhibitions of current trends or forms or developments in photography, and he continues to be under-appreciated. …

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