Geoffrey Farmer, ‘Harvest’, 2011, Casey Kaplan

About Geoffrey Farmer

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.

Canadian, b. 1967, Eagle Island, Canada, based in Vancouver, British Columbia