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Photographer Mark Douglas’ current body of work explores form using books as subject matter.  Photography does several things by default.  The first of which, is the presentation of evidence or the creation of documents.  Through this documentary nature, photography carries a weight of truth for the viewer, much as the written word. The books are presented on edge, recorded in a contorted state, in an ambiguous space. Thus the 'truth', the evidence that Douglas creates, is left open to interpretation by the viewer. These abstracted tomes are not intended to be narrative; rather they are, “about photography presenting an absolute, evidentiary truth, and simultaneously no truth at all. They are about levels of interpretation and understanding and about information revealed, and information concealed.” Mark is a Professor of graphic design and photography at Fontbonne University.

Selected Exhibitions
2014  MICDS, St. Louis, MO
2013  St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO
2011  Tinnin Center Gallery of Art, Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, MO
          Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
2010  Ethical Society of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2009  Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2008  Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO
2007  Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO
2006  Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
2005  Drive Agency, St. Louis, MO
          Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          STL Community College, Florissant Valley
          Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
          St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO
2004  New Century Artists, New York, NY
2002  FAB Gallery, University of Missouri- Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
          Fleischmann-Hillard, St. Louis, MO
2001  St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO
          St. Charles County Community College, St. Charles, MO
2000  Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis, MO

 

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