Geoffrey Farmer

Canadian, b. 1967

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Geoffrey Farmer

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Canadian, b. 1967

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Biography

Working in various combinations of sculpture, photography, and installation, Geoffrey Farmer explores themes of transformation and change in process-oriented works that alter over the course of their exhibitions. For example, in his 2005 work A Pale Fire, items in the collection were burned throughout the run of the exhibition with prints made from the resulting ash. Farmer’s particular use of photomontage has resulted in a signature style that renders the two-dimensional medium into a three-dimensional sculpture employing such materials as coat hangers. Using cut-out images from a Reader’s Digest edition from the 1970s entitled The Last Two Million Years—presenting a description of the evolution of the earth leading up to the appearance of ‘Homo sapiens’—Farmer created an ambitious and complex installation of the same name, constructing miniature mixed-media figurines arranged in a tableaux displayed on plinths of varying heights.

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Biography

Working in various combinations of sculpture, photography, and installation, Geoffrey Farmer explores themes of transformation and change in process-oriented works that alter over the course of their exhibitions. For example, in his 2005 work A Pale Fire, items in the collection were burned throughout the run of the exhibition with prints made from the resulting ash. Farmer’s particular use of photomontage has resulted in a signature style that renders the two-dimensional medium into a three-dimensional sculpture employing such materials as coat hangers. Using cut-out images from a Reader’s Digest edition from the 1970s entitled The Last Two Million Years—presenting a description of the evolution of the earth leading up to the appearance of ‘Homo sapiens’—Farmer created an ambitious and complex installation of the same name, constructing miniature mixed-media figurines arranged in a tableaux displayed on plinths of varying heights.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta, and 2 more
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