Sean McFarland, ‘Sleeping Flowers’, 2018, Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction
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Sean McFarland

Sleeping Flowers, 2018

Inkjet print
18 × 12 in
45.7 × 30.5 cm
Edition 1/3
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
About the work
Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction

Sean McFarland’s (Headlands Artist in Residence ’11) work explores the relationship between …

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Photography
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Courtesy of the artist and Casemore Kirkeby
Sean McFarland
American, b. 1976
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Sean McFarland’s landscape photographs are equal parts theater and documentary. McFarland combines and layers images and mediums to create scenes that are at once convincing and impossible. Sometimes the photographs are taken from nature in such a way that the subject is not immediately recognizable, and other times McFarland creates the set in his studio. He works with various photographic processes, including Polaroid, cyanotypes, and photograms, in combination with digital manipulation; for other works, he uses impromptu filters, like chipped ballistics glass, to create abstract effects. McFarland sometimes creates graphite drawings based on his photographs, and includes the photograph’s borders in his re-renderings. He identifies most strongly with photographic experimenters James Casebere and Thomas Demand.

Sean McFarland, ‘Sleeping Flowers’, 2018, Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction
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Sean McFarland’s (Headlands Artist in Residence ’11) work explores the relationship between photography and the history of landscape. He earned his MFA from California College of the Arts and has exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; White Columns, New York; …

Medium
Photography
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Courtesy of the artist and Casemore Kirkeby
Sean McFarland
American, b. 1976
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Sean McFarland’s landscape photographs are equal parts theater and documentary. McFarland combines and layers images and mediums to create scenes that are at once convincing and impossible. Sometimes the photographs are taken from nature in such a way that the subject is not immediately recognizable, and other times McFarland creates the set in his studio. He works with various photographic processes, including Polaroid, cyanotypes, and photograms, in combination with digital manipulation; for other works, he uses impromptu filters, like chipped ballistics glass, to create abstract effects. McFarland sometimes creates graphite drawings based on his photographs, and includes the photograph’s borders in his re-renderings. He identifies most strongly with photographic experimenters James Casebere and Thomas Demand.

Sean McFarland

Sleeping Flowers, 2018

Inkjet print
18 × 12 in
45.7 × 30.5 cm
Edition 1/3
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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