Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Fraser Stables, Buster, Bed, 2005, Archival inkjet print, 22
Fraser Stables, Buster, Bed, 2005
2007 Open Exhibition

Fraser Stables
Solo Shoot

May 9–June 16, 2007
Georgia Scherman Projects
133 Tecumseth St

In Solo Shoot Stables explores the relationship
between assumed and constructed image
identities. The photographs—an accumulation of
images of a rocker in his home, taken over several
years—present an analogous and yet confused
relationship between the subject and his
In one image, a calendar appears with dates
crossed off; in another, a Batman movie poster
promotes a past and unaltered release date. Skin,
hair, and tattooed icons are viewed alongside the
fabric of the living space. The subject changes
clothes and adds tattoos, while posters, images,
superheroes, rock icons, ornaments, and toys
appear, move, and disappear. “Throughout these
environmental portraits,” Stables explains “I am
interested in the evidence of individual image-
construction and the relation between generated
and imported imagery, performance, and cultural

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