Doug Hall’s reputation was founded on his work in video, performance, and installation from the late ‘70s and ‘80s. Since the late 1980s, Hall has worked almost exclusively with large-format photography using images that pull from a range of themes and locations, including opera house interiors, highways, and leisurescapes, but are inherently connected by his examination of the urban landscape and its social, cultural, and historical implications in a world that is overwhelmed by globalization. The large photographs in this exhibition remind us of familiar places we have been, if not the actual places photographed. They urge the viewer to reconsider what constitutes familiarity by revealing either a deception or an irregularity.
This exhibition has been organized by the Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans. Traveled under the auspices of Pamela Auchincloss/Arts Management.