Marginal Waters

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Doug Ischar, MW 1, from the series Marginal Waters, 1985/2009

Doug Ischar, MW 1, from the series Marginal Waters, 1985/2009

This exhibition of works by American artist Doug Ischar highlights three diverse periods: his early photographic work; his installation work of the 1990s; and his recent experimental films.

Ischar’s concern with queer masculinity and the poetics of loss runs throughout the exhibition. The photographs from Marginal Waters (1985) depict a seemingly edenic world of toned, sun-bathed bodies, behind which lurk the spectres of AIDS and reaction.

This guest post by Samantha Detwiler is brought to you by CONTACT festival. For the complete schedule of events and exhibition, visit www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com.

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