Stan Douglas, “Flame, 1947” (2010).*

Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio, an exhibition of new photographs by Vancouver artist Stan Douglas, continues the artist’s practice of re-examining historic layers, specifically the imaging of postwar North American entertainment from show business to sporting events. Like Douglas’s films, which defy straightforward narrative expectations, the artist’s photographs complicate linear reading; Entertainment speaks to notions of history and reproduction, offering a partial portrait of a place and time.

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