A small publication to accompany the exhibition with texts by Andrew Renton and Katharine Stout.
Geoffrey Farmer (b. 1967, Vancouver) lives and works in Vancouver. He studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, and the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California. Farmer borrows elements from conceptual and installation art, combining poetry and social commentary with specific cultural histories and memories. He presents these findings in a new and unfamiliar light, creating playful and visually entrancing works. Selected solo exhibtions include: CUT NOTHING, CUT PARTS, CUT THE WHOLE, CUT THE ORDER OF TIME., Casey Kaplan, New York (2014); Every day needs an urgent whistle blown into it, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2014); Let’s Make the Water Turn Black, Kunstverein Hamburg (2014); Pérez Art Museum Miami (2014); The Grass and Banana go for a walk, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2014); The Surgeon and the Photographer, The Curve Gallery, Barbican, London (2013); Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2013); A Light in the Moon, Mercer Union, Toronto (2013); Mondegreen, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2011); Bacon’s Not The Only Thing That Is Cured By Hanging From A String, Casey Kaplan, New York (2011); God's Dice, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2010); The Surgeon and the Photographer, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2010); Ongoing Time Stabbed With A Dagger, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada (2010); and Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2010). Selected group exhibitons include: Below another sky, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland (2014); Shine a Light, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2014); Unreal, Kamloops Art Gallery (2014); Works on paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (2013); The Intellection of Lady Spider House, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2013); A Postcard from Victoria, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2013); Triennale der Kleinplastik, Stadt Fellbach– Kulturamt, Fellbach (2013); Drawing Biennial 2013, Drawing Room, London (2013); Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2013); and The Beachcombers, Gasworks, London, Middlesbrough Art Gallery and Mead Gallery, University of Warwick (2002-03). Farmer is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.
Brian Jungen (b. 1970, Vancouver) lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Jungen often examines his own history - that of the Canadian Aboriginal people - in his work. Early drawings explore perceived, stereotyped imagery of Native people. In a recent project he deconstructs Nike Trainers, and remakes them into startling recreations of aboriginal Northwest Coast masks, transforming one cultural icon to another. Jungen's recent exhibitions include: Shapeshifter, Or Gallery, Vancouver, 2000 and a group exhibition at the Power Plant, Toronto, 2002.