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Stephen Waddell
Selections from ScotiaBank Photography Award | Steidl

April 2 to May 6, 2020

Monte Clark Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of select works from Stephen Waddell’s forthcoming catalogue published by Steidl / co-published Scotiabank Photography Award.

Stephen Waddell creates photographs that transcend the typical treatment of the medium. Though his scenes are often un-staged, captured spontaneously, and seem to present impromptu subject matter, Waddell’s framing, composition, colour, and lighting are far more akin to a meticulous historical paintings than off-the-cuff photographs. His discerning eye, precise captures, and references to our pictorial history are exactly what the artist is known for.

Stephen Waddell (born 1968, Vancouver, Canada) received his MFA from the University of British Columbia in 1994, and has exhibited in galleries and institutions including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló in Castello, Spain, Kunstforum Baloise in Basel, Switzerland and C/O in Berlin. Waddell’s works are included in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, and numerous others. Waddell’s most recent publications are Dark Matter Atlas (2017) and Hunt and Gather (2010). Waddell won the Scotiabank Photography Award in 2019. The artist lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

Stephen Waddell
Expulsion
2018
Archival pigment prints
59 x 77 inches

Stephen Waddell
David
2016
Silver gelatin print
67.5 x 54 inches

Stephen Waddell
Man with Flower II (Ludwigstrasse)
2019
Archival pigment print
63 x 85 inches

Stephen Waddell
Ball
2019
Archival pigment print
56 x 75 inches

Stephen Waddell
Still Life with Tire II
2019 / 2020
Archival pigment print
56.5 x 47.5 inches