Cabin Photographs was published to coincide with the exhibition by Scott McFarland at the Contemporary Art Gallery from May 9 to June 29, 2003. The publication includes the essays; Lavender Oil by Reid Shier, To The Management by William Wood and Coastal Cabin, A Consideration of the Rustic by Owen Kydd and Scott McFarland. and a forward by Christina Ritchie.
Scott McFarland is a photographer whose images are highlighted by meticulous staging and high-production values. McFarland documents a discrete range of subjects in ongoing suites, and his close attention to the minutia of his subjects allows for an empathetic yet critical viewpoint. The exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery concentrated on one of these projects: a large body of photographs documenting a rural cabin on the Sunshine Coast of BC. The series combines portraits of individuals with close familial ties to the cabin, an exterior shot of the cabin at night and a number of interior details, including rich and uncanny depictions of the cabin’s accretion of furnishings.MORE