Scott McFarland, Corner of the Courageous, Repatriation Ceremony for Sergeant Martin Goudreault, Grenville St., Toronto, Ontario, June 9th, 2010, 2012, Courtesy of Monte Clark Gallery.
Presented by Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Soctiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Supported by Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.
Curated by Bonnie Rubenstein
Part of the series Repatriation, this large-scale photographic mural in MOCCA’s courtyard considers notions of nationalism, public duty, community, the media, heroism and sacrifice as pictorial subjects. Photographed in the manner of large-format street photography, McFarland creates a portrait of a repatriation ceremony for a fallen Canadian soldier returning home to Canada after being killed while on active duty in Afghanistan. A composite digital technique enables the artist to document a complete view of the scene.