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Past Exhibition

  • Alan B. Stone
    Untitled (Mark-One, Steve by Mark-One), 1964
    Collection Archives gaies du Québec

  • Alan B. Stone
    Untitled (Lachine Canal), c. 1954
    Collection Archives gaies du Québec

  • Alan B. Stone
    Untitled (Lachine Canal, grain silos), 1953
    Collection Archives gaies du Québec

  • Alan B. Stone
    Untitled (Hockey Players, Montreal West), c. 1953
    Collection Archives gaies du Québec

  • Alan B. Stone
    Untitled (rue de la Commune, 'Sailor's Club')
    Collection Archives gaies du Québec

Alan B. Stone and the Senses of Place

JANUARY 29–MAY 9, 2010

Alan B. Stone and the Senses of Place is an intimate exhibition that explores photography, memory and some of the meanings associated with "place." Guest curator and native Montrealer, David Deitcher, presents approximately 60 black-and-white photographs by the little-known, Montreal-based photographer, Alan B. Stone (1928–1992). Proceeding from the assumption that one knows one's past in part through pictures, Deitcher presents Stone's work as a case study by which to examine some of the ways in which people experience, use and are affected by photographs. A working photographer who practiced many photographic idioms, Stone's limited claim to fame stems from his vocation as a shrewd purveyor of beefcake—male pin-ups and physique photographs—which he produced, published and sold, beginning in 1953 under the name of the Mark One Studio. This exhibition combines a selection of these images with Stone's oblique, enigmatic pictures of Montreal and period newspaper articles to realize this exhibition's location of the place one associates with "home" at the confluence of time, space, history, politics, the law, memory and imagination.