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Leaves of Grass By Geoffrey Farmer. 2012 LIFE Mag­a­zines (1935–85), tall grass, wood, glue Dimen­sions vari­able. Instal­la­tion view, dOC­U­MENTA 13, Kas­sel, 2012. // Photo credit Anders Sune Berg

Artist Talk by Geoffrey Farmer

March 9, 2015 — 

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time:  6:00 to 7:30PM
Location: Lecture Theatre 136 ARTlab
The event is free and all are welcome.

Geoffrey Farmer mines popular culture to create hybrid arrays of sculpture, collage, video, film, performance and text. Often working site-spefically and with cues from literature, theatre and cinema, his meticulously constructed stage-set installations pivot on the capacity of social and cultural histories to prompt an active engagement with the construction of meaning.

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Leaves of Grass, 2012 by Geoffrey Farmer. LIFE Mag­a­zines (1935–85), tall grass, wood, glue. Dimen­sions vari­able. Instal­la­tion view, dOC­U­MENTA 13, Kas­sel, 2012. // Photo credit Anders Sune Berg

Since his exhibition debut in “6: New Vancouver Modern” at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in 1997, Farmer’s work has garnered critical attention both nationally and internationally via exhibitions in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Mexico City, Rotterdam, Los Angeles and New York. His 2012 installation Leaves of Grass assembled a monumental (124-foot-long) historical menagerie of clippings from vintage Life magazines, earning significant acclaim at dOCUMENTA (13). Farmer received a 2003 VIVA Award, a 2008 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award and the 2011 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Art Award.

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