Sean McFarland

The United States, San Francisco Casemore Kirkeby

Sean McFarland (US, 1976) explores contemporary and historical perceptions of the landscape. The work, part performance, part documentary, examines the history of the medium, photographic veracity, the materiality of photographs, and how our perceptions of the earth are ever changing. Mortality, time, narrative, landscape, and the significance of looking at images are central to the work. Taking sensory memories as a model, he creates photographs, drawings, sculptures, installation, videos, and books that attempt to create experiences with the natural world while questioning perceived gaps and intimacies between art, nature, and our mythological construction of wilderness and the western landscape.