Kitty Scott, Venice, 2017
Hardcover, 270 pp., color and black and white illustrations, 30 x 19.5 cm.
English / French
Geoffrey Farmer is internationally known for his laboriously crafted projects of epic proportions combining theatrical techniques with historically sourced material. Developed over extended periods of time, the artist’s multi-layered works pursue multiple narratives, appearing in a constant state of transformation, as he continues to revisit and alter them. This book is a complement to the project presented by the Vancouver-based artist at the Canadian pavilion for the 2017 Venice Bienniale.
Titled after an Allen Ginsberg poem, A Way Out of the Mirror includes over two hundred drawings by Farmer, at once perfectly readable and traumatic, and a glossary compiled by curator Kitty Scott.