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Scott Conarroe May 28, 2010

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in China.
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Beijing, China 2008

Scott Conarroe (b. 1974, Canada) has a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design.  His study of North America’s rail infrastructure is a touring show organized by The Art Gallery of Windsor.  He has work in the Canadian pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, and he is one of PDN’s “top 30 emerging photographers” of the year.  Upcoming events include a residency at Villa Strauli in Winterthur, Switzerland and a trip to the arctic as part of the Canadian Forces Civilian Artist Program.  Scott is represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.

About the Photograph:

“I admire how the residents of Beijing use vacant space. Every evening ping-pong nets get stretched across the concrete landings of daytime shops, and each night a CD player draws dozens of people to the plaza above Shuangjin subway station where they waltz and jive and do jumping jacks and just enjoy the sensation of prancing around to music.  I especially love how the city is littered with pool tables; any few yards of waste ground where nobody has planted a micro-crop or parked their business seems fine for hanging out in Beijing.  This photograph was taken in a village on the city’s northern fringe in October, 2008.”

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