Geoffrey Farmer : The Surgeon and the Photographer

Farmer, Geoffrey. Geoffrey Farmer : The Surgeon and the Photographer. Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

''The Surgeon and the Photographer profiles all of the 365 figurative components of Geoffrey Farmer's seminal installation of the same name. The book reproduces all of the sculptures, comprised of fabric bodices onto which photographic reproductions of faces, artworks, animals, signs and various other appendages have been added.

Scaled according to the human hand—the same hands that handle the coffee table books from which these images were sourced—these puppet-like figures create an immense cast of surreal characters, a cross-cultural slice of humanity that has paused, as if to consider the next gesture in the grand theatre of history. Individual descriptive texts—compiled from an equally vast array of sources, including Farmer’s own writing—extend the artists’ methodology of collage and appropriation from the visual realm into the literary.'' --Publisher's Website

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Artists' publications > Artists' books
All Contributors: Farmer, Geoffrey (Author)
Dossier: 410 - FARMER, GEOFFREY
Collation: 432 p. : coll. ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781927656228
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery
Artists: Farmer, Geoffrey
Event Title: How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?
Type: Exhibition
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC)
Dates: 30 May - 7 Sept. 2015
Copyright Statement: Vancouver Art Gallery,; Geoffrey Farmer,

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Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 22:25
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 17:07
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