Geoffrey Farmer

Scuffle, 2009
12.5" X 9.5"
courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery
value: $1200 framed

Geoffrey Farmer was born in British Columbia and lives and works in Vancouver. His work is at once fragile and multiform, operating on the same level as everyday experience: simultaneously rational and chaotic, undeniably concrete yet shaped by the imagination. In a voice that combines poetry and social commentary, his work conjures and reactivates a variety of narratives drawn from history, popular culture, and the social environment. It also reflects an interest in the exhibition per se – both its fictional power and its temporal component. Recent exhibitions include a survey exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal and a solo exhibition at the Witte de With in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Farmer has participated in Biennales in both Sydney and Brussels, as well as in group exhibitions at the Tate Modern, the ICA Boston and Johnen Gallery in Berlin.