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Multi-Faced Puppets

'The Surgeon and The Photographer' by Geoffrey Farmer

Vancouver-based artist Geoffrey Farmer has a new exhibition at the Catriona Jeffries Gallery. ‘The Surgeon and the Photographer’ encompasses 365 (one for every day of the year) figures made from a gauzy fabric and precisely cut magazine clippings.

Farmer’s ‘The Surgeon and the Photographer’ was inspired by Aby Warburg’s 'Memory Atlas' and Benjamin’s 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.' The pieces of art can also be interpreted as puppets and can be viewed from several angles, looking different and revealing new detail with each glance.

The exhibition runs until March 6th 2010 and the gallery will keep regular hours during the Olympics, so if you’re in Vancouver, go and check it out!
Trend Themes
1. Mixed-media Art - Creating art pieces by combining different materials and techniques, such as fabric and magazine clippings, to create unique visual experiences.
2. Interactive Sculptures - Designing sculptures that can be viewed from multiple angles, engaging viewers and revealing new details with each perspective.
3. Art Inspired by Literature - Drawing inspiration from literary works to create thought-provoking and visually engaging art pieces.
Industry Implications
1. Art Galleries - Art galleries can showcase and promote mixed-media art exhibitions, providing a platform for artists to showcase their innovative techniques and creations.
2. Fine Arts Education - Fine arts education institutions can incorporate interactive sculpture projects into their curriculum, allowing students to explore different perspectives and techniques in their creations.
3. Publishing and Media - Publishing and media companies can collaborate with artists to create visually captivating book covers and illustrations, bringing literature to life through mixed-media art.
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