The Last Two Million Years
6 October–1 December 2007
Spacex is pleased to announce an exhibition by Canadian artist, Geoffrey Farmer. Farmer is well known internationally for producing large-scale mixed media works, comprising drawing, sculpture, photography and film that are characterised by their meticulous research and conceptual rigour. He creates structures that transform and activate the gallery space and its visitors, incorporating objects, which are often in a state of flux.
The new body of work takes as its starting point a book found lying on the street titled The Last Two Million Years. Published by Readers Digest, the encyclopedia presents a description of the evolution of the earth leading up to the appearance of ‘Homo sapiens’ and the subsequent history of man from this time. Farmer uses the specificities of this chance starting point to tackle the larger themes of how we understand our existence in the world, how this is articulated through language and how this can have relevance to an individual.
The exhibition has been organised by The Drawing Room, London.
Read a review of Geoffrey Farmer The Last Two Million Years at Spacex on Frieze.com here
Geoffrey farmer will be exhibiting work in a group show, “The World as a Stage” at Tate Modern from October 2007 and has forthcoming solo shows at Musee d’arts contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, 2007 and Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2008.