Douglas Watt

Douglas Watt (b. 1990) is an artist living and working in Vancouver on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) from Carleton University, Ottawa and studied Criticism & Curatorial Practice at OCAD University, Toronto. Previously, he has curated exhibitions by Prynce Nesbitt at Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines; Michael Snow [Timed Images] at Greenbelt Gallery, Toronto and KAMLINKS at Skylight Gallery, Vancouver. Watt was recently included in the group exhibition Neighbourhood Watch at Downs & Ross, New York.

Exhibitions

Apparitions (2018)

Residue (2019)

Stunning Evidence (2019)

Crocodile Tears (2020) 

 

Writing and Press

Artforum (2020)

Pool (Osmosis), 2020, silk velvet, wood, graph paper, wire, glass beads, eyelet screws, staples, acrylic paint, galvanized wire mesh, gromets, string, mat board, sequins, hot glue, cardboard, silk organza, iron on letters, thread, coloured gel, latex tube, popsicle sticks, paper clips, 76.2 x 53.3 x 27.9cm

Pool (Osmosis), 2020

Bath/SRO Model, 2018, corrugated cardboard, butcher tape, scotch tape, hot glue, linen, cotton, polyester, leather, garbage bag, glitter paper, popsicle sticks, bristol board, plasticine, galvanized wire mesh, fiberglass mesh screen, LED lights, vinyl sticker, plastic straw, paper, cling wrap, postcard, vinyl tube, spring, linen tape, latex tube, metallic cardstock, rubber stopper, wire, aluminum tape, gold metal leaf, latex condom, foam core, adhesive vinyl bumper sheet,

inkjet print on paper, 83.8 x 71.1 x 15.2cm

Apparitions, installation view Unit 17 2018

Apparitions, installation view Unit 17 2018

Bath/SRO Model, 2018

Bath/SRO Model, 2018

Bath/SRO Model, 2018 (detail)

Locker Room Set, 2018, corrugated cardboard, pine, hot glue, spray paint, sintra, lined paper, paper clips, graph paper, scotch tape, Terry towel, popsicle sticks, silk organza, silk thread, LED lights, cardboard tubes, translucent setting powder, foam board, acetate, bristol board, 76.2 x 55.9 x 25.4cm

Locker Room Set, 2018

Locker Room Set, 2018 (detail)

Locker Room Set, 2018 (detail)

Locker Room Set, 2018 (detail)

Pool, 2018, pine, graph paper, white glue, velvet, galvanized wire mesh, wire, glass beads, springs, vinyl tubing, corrugated cardboard, bristol board, popsicle sticks, butcher tape, framers tape, hot glue, terry cloth towel, business cards, acetate, spray paint, foam board, corrugated plastic, cue card, aluminium tape, inkjet print on paper

68.5 x 40.6 x 20.3cm

Pool, 2018

Pool, 2018

Popsicle Sticks on Primordial Soup, 2018, raw canvas, gesso, glass beads, sequins, leather, silk chiffon, polyester thread, popsicle sticks, cue card, wire, galvanized wire mesh, sponge, olive oil, oil paint, acetate, acrylic paint, wire, hot glue, latex tube, laserjet print on acetate, fibreglass mesh screen, paperclips, elastic bands, string, eye screws, bell 

63.5 x 114.3cm

Popsicle Sticks on Primordial Soup, 2018 (detail)

Popsicle Sticks on Primordial Soup, 2018 (detail)

Stunning Evidence, installation view Unit 17 2019

Bench & Net, 2019, cedar, soap, rubber bands, paper clips, eyelet screws, dimensions variable

Bench & Net, 2019, cedar, soap, rubber bands, paper clips, eyelet screws, dimensions variable

Stunning Evidence, installation view Unit 17 2019

Stunning Evidence, installation view Unit 17 2019

Stunning Evidence, installation view Unit 17 2019

Stunning Evidence, installation view Unit 17 2019

Pumpjack, 2019, cardboard, gold leaf, glass, popsicle sticks, vinyl, velvet, card, plasticized wire, inkjet print, tin foil, beads, chiffon, gaffer tape, mirror, lycra micromesh, newspaper, construction paper, upholstery material, candle, matboard, leather, glitter, tissue paper, ball chain, fishing line, metallic paper, necklace chain, velvet, terry cloth, beads, sequins, ribbon, chalk, embroidery floss, hot glue, plastic gems, organza, dowel, window screen, 100 x 63 x 8cm

Pumpjack, 2019

Pumpjack, 2019 (detail)

Pumpjack, 2019 (detail)

Pumpjack, 2019 (detail)

Pumpjack, 2019 (detail)

Bath House, 2019, cardboard, metal tape, corrugated paper, wrapping paper, construction paper, organza, LEDs with battery pack, silk velvet, graph paper, lycra micromesh, tissue paper, vinyl fabric, popsicle sticks, gaffer tape, bubble wrap, galvanized wire mesh, wire, plastic straws, wool suiting, nut, 61 x 92 x 7cm

Bath House, 2019

Bath House, 2019 (detail)

Bath House, 2019 (detail)

Bath House, 2019 (detail)

Pool, 2019, wood, wool suiting, vinyl, graph paper, beads, wire, acrylic, terry cloth, matboard, popsickle sticks, stickers, metal tape, metallic paper, galvanized wire mesh, gel paper, mirror, plastic gems, inkjet prints, bubble wrap, organza, nylon, 67 x 56 x 19cm

Pool, 2019

Pool, 2019

Pool, 2019 (detail)

Pool, 2019 (detail)

Le Village, 2019, canvas, popsicle sticks, black gesso, hot glue, string, egg, turkey wishbone, sand dollar, organza, eyelets, gel paper, beads, sequins, thread, inkjet print, galvanized wire mesh, laser print, human hair, mirror, wood shavings, toilet paper roll, velvet, rubber, paperclip, nail, plastic jem, Jean Genet’s ‘Thief’s Journal,’ rainbow maple leaf pin, leather, lycra micromesh, acrylic, charm, vinyl tubing, wire, labels, aluminum foil, band-aid, chiffon, glass jar, Swarovski crystal, plastic coil, garbage bag, window screen, 101 x 201 x 19cm

Le Village, 2019 (detail)

Le Village, 2019 (detail)

Le Village, 2019 (detail)

Le Village, 2019 (detail)

Pipe/Tube, 2019, cardboard sonotube, roof repair, glitter, confetti, necklace chain, lobster claws, sugar, coffee, hairspray, eyelet screws, nuts, fishline line, spray adhesive, dimensions variable

Stage, 2019 (detail) terry cloth, thread, MDF, organza, glue, eyelets, aluminum foil, dimensions variable

Stage, 2019 (detail)

Clinic, 2019, foamcore, textured spray paint, stir sticks, carpet, paper, cue cards, plasticine, coloured pencil, health & community information cards, metal mesh, leather, tule, inkjet prints, window screen, clothing tag, acrylic, beads, sequins, vinyl shelf lining, lycra micromesh, string, pencil, popsicle sticks, hot glue, vinyl tube, wire, 103 x 59 x 8cm

Clinic, 2019

Clinic, 2019 (detail)

Clinic, 2019 (detail)

Clinic, 2019 (detail)

Charm, 2019, sewing needle, charm, 0.9 x 0.6 x 3cm

Charm, 2019

Bottle, 2019, glass bottle, cork, blotting paper, 1.25 x 0.75 x 0.75cm

Maze, 2019, paper, scotch tape, plexiglass, 54 x 62 x 4cm

Punching Bag/Counter Weight, 2019 (detail) nylon, eyelets, lentils, organza, string, thread, eyelet screws, necklace chain, dimensions variable

Punching Bag/Counter Weight, 2019 (detail)

Punching Bag/Counter Weight, 2019 (detail)

Needle, 2019, thread, sewing needle, 5 x 0.3 x 0.3cm

Bench & Net, 2019 (detail)

Bench & Net, 2019 (detail)

Bench & Net, 2019 (detail)

Bench & Net, 2019 (detail)

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