Doug Ischar Wake
Opening on Friday, September 8, at 8 pm
As part of Mois de la Photo à Montréal
Wake is a bounty of photographic and filmic images which, constantly shifting, create new and provisory relationships, hovering between representation and event. Existing only for a moment and thereby escaping our totalizing drive to encompass in a gaze, each new reconfiguration is an event where the images coalesce anew and succeed in deferring our desire to make sense and to recognize the familiar. Yet, it is paradoxically those very desire and drive which are forcefully triggered in the multimedia universe that is Wake.
Born in Hawaii, Doug Ischar currently lives in Chicago where he teaches at the University of Illinois. His work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. He has also written for such magazines as Afterimage, Artweek and Spot, and curated the exhibitions Backtalk, presented at Randolph Street Gallery, and Disorient: Perspectives of Colonialism, at the University of Illinois’ Gallery 400.