Mark Douglas


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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
2008    Refraction: Three Contemporary Photographers, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis
2007    Faculty Art Exhibition, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles MO
2006    Faculty Exhibition, Fontbonne University, St. Louis MO
2005    'Local Art', Drive Agency, St. Louis MO
            'St. Louis Photographers in Education', Invitational, STL Community College,                  Florissant Valley
            'Primordial II: Earth', Juried, Art St. Louis, St. Louis MO
            'Ink and Light', Invitational, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis MO
2004    'The 7 Deadly Sins', Juried, New Century Artists, New York, New York
2002    'Missouri Photography #2 x 3', Invitational, FAB Gallery, University of Missouri- Saint                  Louis, St. Louis MO
            'Recent Work', Invitational, Fleischmann-Hillard, St. Louis MO
2001    'Ink and Light', Invitational, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis MO
            SCCCC Invitational Art Exhibition, Invitational, St. Charles County Community                  College, St. Charles MO
2000    'The Millennium: Looking Forward, Looking Back' Invitational, Center of                        Contemporary Arts, St. Louis MO
1999    SIUE Alumni Print Exhibition, Invitational, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL
            'Go Figure' Juried, Art St. Louis, St. Louis MO
1998    Regional Commerce and Growth Association, St. Louis
            World Trade Center, Clayton, MO
            'Ambiguous References' PEO Foundation Gallery, Nevada MO
            'Honors Awards 1998' Invitational, Art St. Louis, St. Louis MO
            Faculty Exhibition, SIUE, Edwardsville IL
            Faculty Exhibition, Fontbonne College, St. Louis MO


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